Sunday, January 25, 2009

Life Moving Too Fast

All I did was add one little activity to my schedule, and things went haywire.

Do you know what I mean? Actually, I've added three activities, but two of them I do at home, so what's my excuse.

Ok, the new activities are:

a Bible study.
a language course (German) - these are the ones I'm doing at home, by myself, at my leisure. Neither one takes more than a half hour, and I don't do the German study everyday.

Where does the time go?

Ok, I'll admit it. The third activity is by far my favorite activity.
I became a member of the American Women's Association in Singapore and joined their choir! We have practice on Wednesdays from 10 to 12 and then my section (altos) meets Mondays from 12 to 1. Just three measly hours a week, plus travel time (I don't have a car) and suddenly everything is in an uproar. But it's making me so happy. I haven't been in a choir since high school, but it's all coming back to me. And it's a lovely group of women - Americans are in the minority, funnily enough.
We will have several performances this spring, including a formal affair at the American Club in May. Why didn't I do this sooner?

But do you remember this?
I do. It's been sitting in my studio, taunting me since before Christmas. It needs to be quilted. But I have jumpstarted that task and hope to get it done before this week is over.

With more scheduled items in one's life, one must be deliberate about how to spend the remaining time. So I am going to be deliberate - that's my watchword for January 2009. I wont say resolution because that has too many negative connotations.


Carmen Rose said...

Bible study, German, Choir... you are a busy person. That quilt is amazing! LOVE it!

Carmen Rose said...

I had to scroll back a long way to see how you put this one together. I wondered if it was fused, I really do need to try this! Inspiring!

CB said...

Good for you, Brooke! Yes, should've done it sooner but then again, you get to make the most of it now.

Melody said...

Sounds like lists and calendars need to be posted somewhere. I wish I was so busy!

Fabric Fanatic said...

Hey, I wondered where you'd gone...nice to know you are out there having a life. How fun is the choir? What a great activity. My 80 something year old auntie is in a choir that goes around performing at "old folks" She loves it and has the most fun.

Kristin said...

I can totally relate! I just started taking 2 classes at the community college and last week added a women's Bible study. The Bible study is on the book of Esther and I have been so busy I have not had time to do the reading I'm supposed to.

I love your circle quilt. The underlayer of background circles adds a certain visual interest and leads the eye to look more closely and around the other main circles. Great job!

Kristn in SC

Akiko said...

Curious girls never get bored and never run out of the ideas what to do today and tomorrow. So many things we want to do and try, but we only have 24 hours a day and how many more years on earth?! Just one thing...our heart and spirit may stay young, but the body is aging. So, keep busy, but listen to your body sometimes and take care of it well. love ya