October 24

Creative Time and Space…Week 2

Posted by lori . 2 Comments


My final book study in 2011 is Creative Time and Space by Ricë Freeman-Zachary.  2011 has been an incredible year for me.  I’ve taken the time to explore what I want my life to be, now that my daughter is grown and I’m on my own again.  I’ve had to re-examine who I am and what I want to accomplish in this new phase of my life.  I have some definite ideas, but now what?  Just squeeze that into the life I already have?  That’s where the tension is for me right now.

This week’s reading was, “Making Time.  Let’s Face It:  You Can’t Do Everything.”  Prioritizing and re-ordering my life is on the menu for 2012.  My problem is not identifying tasks that don’t support and enhance the things that I value and then getting rid of them.  Everything I do supports and enhances the things I value.  It’s identifying what’s most important and making sure those things get time, that’s my challenge.  The double-edged sword of modern living is that we have so much available to us that we can find ourselves “majoring in the minors.”

This week, I’ve been writing down what’s important to me.  Here are three things that I’ve identified as being the most important things in my life, and where I stand in relation to those things:

1.  My relationship with God

I love to read and study the Bible and all things “spiritual.”  I also belong to a local church (Granger Community Church) and particpate in it’s work; but in my opinion, my relationship with God sucks.  Why?  Because I’m missing the most important part of that relationship…the spending time part.  I need to spend time with God in quiet, meditating, waiting, listening.  I don’t do this and the most important relationship in my life suffers for it.

2.  My relationships with people.

I think I’ve done better with this.  My husband has helped me a lot in this area…he’s Mr. Hospitality.  I want to keep doing better with this and keep it in balance.

3.  Time for creating.

I want more of this!  2011 has been a creatively explosive year for me, and I love it!  My challenge in 2012 is to focus myself and make sure I identify and make time for what matters most to me.

This is the short list; three things that I want to make sure get the time and attention they deserve.  These are the things I’m thinking of as I prepare to end 2011 and begin 2012.


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2 Responses to " Creative Time and Space…Week 2"

  • Kari says:

    I have every friday off and its my day where im alone and I can do whatever I want, for the past 2 fridays ive wanted to sit and do some photo shop tutorials so I can make some design advancement on my site…but again this is the 3rd friday in a row where I didnt take the time out to do it..sigh.
    My relationship with God sucks too. I dont take the time to find that few moments of peace and talk to him.

    • lori says:

      This is a tough part of the process for me. I love to do so many things, but I know if I’m going to make progress in the things that matter the most to me, I’m going to have to make some choices. Drats!

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