Investigating New Territory Through The World of Writing
As a child, I felt often bored with my lack of topics to think about. As an adult the opposite problem exists. The beginning of the week is never my favorite time. There seems to be too many things to think about. It is challenging to even function. As a teacher and a mother there are so many tasks racing through my head – places we need to go this week, meetings I have at school, activities that need to be planned.
Yesterday, I took so much pleasure in pushing all of those things aside to just attend to one task. Multitasking has been the evil of all evils in last decade of the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st century. The problem is these two decades are roughly half of my life and pretty much all of my adult life. So what other kind of normal do I know? None.
Every day is a challenge. I can’t even sit down and write this without having to stop and clean up the mess my dog just made in the middle of my office. So how do I know I am picking the right task at the right time? How do I know who is the most important one?
The book by Jon Muth The Three Questions may be a book written for children. But, there are some statements of truth we find never easier to reach whether we are twenty or forty. I will venture to predict I will still be asking these questions when I am 60 and 80.