Thursday, 24 April 2008

April 24th

“Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there's love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong"
Ella Jane Fitzgerald - Jazz vocalist

Doing what I want to do and
doing what I am able to do really
is the BIG dilemma for me at the moment.
There are days when I lack total inspiration or energy
and feel that I am ready to give up on my 365 project.
When I started this project I really did want
to complete it.
However, circumstances have completely changed and
it looks like I am going to have to
take time out at some point in the near future so
I ask myself this...
"If I am not going to be able to do the project in
its entirety why carry on now?”
Maybe this prompt has made me face up to reality.
Maybe I should just take a step back .
Maybe I feel like this because I am having what I call a grey day.
Maybe tomorrow I will feel differently.
“Letting go doesn’t mean giving up,
but rather accepting that there are things that cannot be.”
Maybe I should have 2 quotes here today!!
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
Thomas Alva Edison


Angela said...

Your pics are brilliant, and I love your quotes

Mary B said...

Oh Shirley you are having a bad time today. I do hope you don't give up on this as it has been such a joy to read everyones blog each day. We would miss you so much.
((((Gentle hugs )))) Mind you cyber hugs don't have to be gentle they do not bruise a broken reed.

knitkath said...

Lovely pic, sorry you are feeling like giving up at times, just do what you can manage, and hopefully find it therapeutic. Thinking of you and hope we can all inspire you with our "cyber love"

dddeeebbbzzz said...

I find your blog so thought provoking. I do hope that you find the strength to continue. But whatever you decide, know that you have inspired many of us in Blogland.

Minty Magic said...

Don't make any hasty decisions. We would all miss you too much.

Kay said...

I love your pic's journalling and you! I hope you don't give up but entirely respect you having to do whatever is best for you. I hope though that you just miss the days that are dificult and do the ones you feel like doing. You know I'm here for you whatever! said...

I think you just have to ask yourself. Will I feel worse if I go on, or if i give up. Then get on with your decision and decide that its ok.

I think the quote you need is

"You are good enough, and good enough should be good enough for anyone

Lynne aka retired nana said...

Think you are just ahving a grey day today :(
Shirley I need you to get me through the next months!! Remember Dec!!!

[[[[[[these are big hugs]]]]]]

Shirley said...

Thanks everyone for your comments.
I suppose until I have got my health problems sorted out I am going to have a few grey days. Just need to recognise that fact and come to terms with it!!!

Enfys said...

I love your take on these prompts and would miss it if you gave up. We all have bad days but you seem strng enough to work through them. Keep going and if you can't do it all then just do what you can.