Dawn’s word of the year for 2015 is
revel, and she’s lined up a guest poster a month to write about reveling in different aspects of life.
Today is my post about reveling in repetition. How funny. If I had seen a peek 10 years ago that this would have been a pet topic of mine, I think I would have keeled over and never gotten back up (too repetitious, this standing back up).
Doesn’t it just make you hang your head and sigh?
Over and over and over and over again, we wash the dishes, fold the laundry, make the meals, sweep the floor, read aloud a book, correct a math page. There’s never an end in sight to the repetitions of these tasks.
I spent years fighting against repetition as much as I could. Rather than learn to do a job well, I examined every task to see if it could be eliminated instead. If I was going to sweep the floor tomorrow anyway, why do it today at all? And that question is as valid the next day as it was the day before. Who says the floor has to be swept anyway? (fyi – this was when I had only a baby and a low-key toddler; my floor today looks in 24 hours like what my floor them looked like after 5 days or more.). How many of these boring tasks could I get myself out of, especially now that I was in charge with my own house?
Ah, how much time and energy I wasted. If instead I had worked to learn good habits, the road to keeping my head above water homeschooling five active kids and living a life on top of that might not have been so painful. Instead, it was painful.
Read the rest at ladydusk
Also, my ebook
Rejoicing in Repetition is currently available exclusively on kindle.
Thank you, Dawn, for the opportunity to remind myself of truth.