September 01, 2021 – I’ve reached that point in my life where my daily starting goal is to be rested and healthy

Sheila January 2006 Barton Springs Austin ©Felipe Adan Lerma
Sheila January 2006 Barton Springs Austin ©Felipe Adan Lerma

I’m going to say up front, a priori, that my life goals, vs my current daily goals, are kindness and do as least harm as possible. I long ago gave up on being rich, famous, notorious, irresistible, or generally having it all but being much responsible for any of it, lol!

Being healthy is an obvious, being rested is my challenge!

To be creative, I need to get up between 5 and 6 am and thus, assuming the day isn’t pre-consumed with dr appts, groceries, etc, I’ll have enough time somewhere before late day before I run out of steam, to do stuff like paint, or simply dwell on image ideas.

And to be fair, I also self-consume my day when I want to go to the greenbelt in the morning or evening, or both, lol! Which, with continuous near/at/or above 100 degree days with near 110 degree heat indexes, hasn’t been a problem avoiding 😏

I’m just not young enough anymore to stay up into the night, like even 15 years ago, music on, daylight bulbs lighting my canvas, and working happily away on a 30×40 canvas 😊

So it’s a balancing act. And I’m darn lucky to even have the chance to make these choices.

Did I mention having time to spend with Sheila ☺️

Yeah. Darn lucky ♥️

Stay well everyone! Cooler weather’s coming, i hope…. 😊

Adan

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Adan

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12 comments

  1. I can relate to your daily goals, Adan, the older I get the more I understand what is REALLY important in life and it has nothing to do with the material things! My focus these days is gratitude and kindness, the world needs more of it! 🙏🤗🌎

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    • I have to remind myself way more often than I’d like to be grateful, to be nicer; but am getting better at it, little by little, lol! Thanks, Tiffany! You’re way ahead of the game of life I feel, and that’s wonderful! ❤️

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  2. Felipe those are worthy goals, no matter our age, we all should have enough time, we’re surrounded with time but we don’t know how to use it. Rest, relaxation, health, family, these are all as important, if not more, than work. I always make time for my wife, for our daily walks and as the good Spaniard that I am, my daily siesta. All the best my friend!

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