If x, then y.
I’ve been telling myself some version of that for years. It usually involves getting through some major project/issue/development – the “if” – so that “then” things will calm down and be organized and predictable and under control.
It almost never works out that way.
I am finally wising up and getting to the point where I don’t promise anyone, even myself, some future goal.
Too much can happen that was unforeseen or that results in a totally different chain of events than anticipated.
The only constant is change and all that…
A lot of things that I might have seen as if/then are morphing into hopes, rather than promises or commitments.
It’s a way to retain some level of sanity/calm/integrity.
People who read my blog know that the past few months have been difficult for me, beginning with the unexpected death of my mother-in-law in March. I had to pull back from a lot of my usual activities, including blogging practice, and I thought I had an idea of when and how I would work my way back to what I had been used to.
Then, a string of other things unfolded and I have had to acknowledge that I really don’t have a clue when I will resume or even if it is possible.
I will just do the best that I can.
My if/thens will be confined to simple straightforward statements, such as “If I schedule this post now, then it will appear on Saturday.”
Linda’s prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday this week is if/then. Come join the fun! Find out how here: https://lindaghill.com/2016/07/15/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-july-1616/