doing difficult

Friday, December 20, 2013

more winter wonderland photos from the last few days avec les much loved chiens Winnie Dixon & Samuel LeonBerger

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.

Leonardo da Vinci

The thing about doing difficult this year of tres challenging is …

Yeah sure when you're in the midst of doing difficult it's pure torture - it's crammed with doubt, angst & insecurities. It's all stirred together with shame, regret & worry. There are lots of times when you want to fling yourself off your spinning office chair onto the floor and wave the white flag of failure. You want to yell or whisper or both - I am failing - I can't do this.

But thankfully you know yourself well. You know deep down inside that quitting's not an option, you listen to your heart, you depend on your intuition & you keep on going. You keep on doing difficult. You go for walks, try to meditate, make mistakes, take deep breaths, you struggle, talk to close friends, make a few more mistakes, write in your journal and you keep on doing difficult until it's done.

And then … omg ! when you've actually done difficult, when you've made it through doing difficult, when you've finished with this current round of difficult ('cause you know without a doubt there's always more difficult just up ahead). Well then, let me tell you, you will feel absolutely thrilled, proud, amazed at your self, content, confident, happy, did I mention proud ;-) and you will realize that it was worth every single difficult moment to end up with this new knowledge & confidence that you are capable of doing really hard things. Best lesson ever.

It's definitely gonna be a white Christmas here and I'm officially on vacation !!!! for 2 weeks
Let the 2014 planning, dreaming, scheming, goal setting & one little word choosing begin - woo hoo !!


  1. Doubt, angst and insecurities… they seem to be a fact of life, don't they? I know them well.
    I love the photos of the dogs in snow. Such things take away the angst.

  2. Hi Judy !! dogs (& cats) sure do take away the angst - we have a huge big fenced in back yard and I've been shovelling trails through the snow for Winnie, Sam & I so we can go for walks in our own yard this winter. Happy, happy Christmas to you & yours xoxo Susan & Gang

    ps I haven't forgotten about sending you that flower photo so you can get it printed - any Hawaii trips in your neater future ? hope so ;-)

  3. Very beautiful photos of your two special friends, Miss Winnie and Sam, they really love the snow.
    I am working my way through my own piece of difficult at present but I am getting there, the starkness of reality is a good teacher.
    Wishing you, Doug, Miss Winnie, Sam, Oliver, Virgil, Lil Miss Betty, Bleat Nessie and your other beautiful kitties a wonderful Christmas dear Susan and I look forward to many new posts of beauty after your vacation.
    Love and hugs to all!
    xoxoxo ♡

  4. Joyeux Noel a tout le pack et toi aussi. Bon chance trouv-ing le mot correct.


  5. Happy Solstice .... the shortest day which produces the longest shadows!
    Oh happy day to all. woof ~moose


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