Thursday, May 17, 2018

On The Paring Of Activities

My days have become very focused of late.

With work eating up a great deal more time than I had anticipated, I have had to become a lot more selective and regimented about what I do and when I do it.  The time I have that is not wrapped up in work or family has become precious and something which simply cannot be aimlessly wasted. 

What gets packed in?  Writing (of course), journaling in the morning and blogging at night.  My Bible and inspirational reading, of course.  Iai (practice or class) and workouts (on the days I do not have class).  Icelandic, to prepare for August.  Watering my garden and trying to keep tabs on the pests in it.  A chapter a night and a little Japanese packed in along the side.  The pup and the rabbits get some loves.

And that seems to be about it.

Oh, there is a bit more time on the weekends for some longer developed activities, like cheese or more extensive yardwork or the hint of home improvement.  But frankly, right now, that seems to be about all the time there is.

I have pondered in the past what would rise as the most important activities in the event that my time became constrained.  Turns out, I seem to have discovered what they are.


WL Emery said...

What is Iai?

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

WL, Iai is short for Iaijutsu, a Japanese sword art. My branch, Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Yamauchi Ha, has been in existence for almost 430 years.

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