The Weariness of Midday

September 4, 2009

Many years ago when I was an intern, I found this quote by Dag Hammarskjold, wrote it on a sticky note, and posted it in my cubicle:

“When the morning’s freshness has been replaced by the weariness of midday, when the leg muscles quiver under the strain, the climb seems endless, and, suddenly, nothing will go quite as you wish – it is then that you must not hesitate.”

This quote carried me through hours and hours of cold-calling at ECM, auditing loan docs at Wells Fargo, and now, just pushing through – school, projects that seem to go on forever, and waiting for things to finally go as I wish they would.

This week has been really nuts. We spent a wonderful weekend in Nashville with our friends and had several great meetings on Monday, but coming back so late and starting the week on Tuesday really threw my schedule into a tailspin.

On top of that, I learned that my fall class registration was messed up, so I had to drop a class, re-register for it next session, which means, due to pre-req requirements, I’m short a class to graduate… which means I have one class to take in the spring so I can graduate in May.

It’s not so bad, really. Just frustrating that my goal has been pushed out another five months.

I could go on about the other messes I’ve been fixing this week – a textbook seller who is being prosecuted by eBay and who still has not shipped my book, a misfiled insurance claim, and projects that seem to just go on and on.

Speaking of which – I finished the Get Your Creative Groove On series on Creative Perch today. I’m finishing up the eBook, getting it formatted for Kindle, and ready for download via PDF or the Amazon store this weekend. I am so, so excited about all of that.

So I am pushing through today, finishing things, and refusing to hesitate.

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