Focus On What You CAN DO

Photo by me

There’s a list in your mind of what you have to do, want to do, should do etc etc etc

As humans we are familiar with brain sludge and feeling like there’s not enough time to get it all done.

Through illness I’ve learned to write down what I have done.

It’s less oppressive to fill a page in your own time frame than to have an already full page of tasks you may or may not have the ability to get to.

It gives you a feeling of capability.

Focusing on what you can do, is the equipment needed to navigate the ever changing landscape of an unpredictable illness.

Transitioning from land to water.

The above is my 16 year old son focused on what he can do with the right equipment.

Reminds me of possibilities.

Reminds me to focus on what I can do and not on what I’ve lost.

12 thoughts on “Focus On What You CAN DO

  1. Wow, he’s got skill. I’d fall over the second I hit the water. Who am I kidding. Probably way sooner. But I’d enjoy the slide nonetheless.

    A timely post for me again. I’ve been trying to get so many things done recently. I ended up writing things down last night so that I can see the progress. Somehow my head felt that much better afterwards.

    Keep doing what you’re doing.

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    • He’s been skiing since he was 4, I have never snow skied or water skied…….Cracks me up, he’s wearing his scuba diving goggles just in case….another thing I’ve never done….

      Glad your head feels better after writing things down. It sure helps. 🙂
      Thanks for reading

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  2. I have to admit, I’ve lived/been in snow most of my life and I’ve never seen any form of skiing done where there’s a transition from snow to water… What is this? Is it a competition? Just for fun? Does it have a name?

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    • So he lives in Illinois with my ex near Wisconsin. There’s a Vail resort there and they do a Spring Fling at the end of the season. That particular event is the “pond skim”


  3. That is so cool! Skiing since he was 4? That’s very impressive .

    I love the photo you took. Thanks for the reminder to focus on what can be done. I needed to hear that today. There are so many things I’m not able to do at the moment.

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    • Yes, he took to the slopes with his older brothers and has loved in since the first day.

      Hope you and the family are well and that homeschooling is being kind to you. Deep breaths, somehow what needs to be done gets done. (((HUGS)))

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