Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Y is for Yes (and Ya No)
Y is for Yes and Ya No
Yes to life, yes to trouble, yes to trying, yes to the whole shebang. Except when Y is for Ya No. That is when you've taken the idea into your heart, using all your awakeness, knowing your energy level, and most importantly - your own purpose and finding that the request just doesn't merit a yes.
Let's look at what some of us just did (or nearly - I could trip up tomorrow!). We did the A to Z challenge. We said yes. I'm pleased. I didn't do it to increase readership as I don't get around enough now. I did it so I could exercise my essay writing muscle with something that is congenial. It fits into my life and doesn't go against my purpose - since by writing about something that is an issue for me I was giving myself pep talks as well as anyone who wandered by. Last fall I said NO to NaNoWriMo - why? It is heaps of fun, a great crowd, I will do it if I say I will - all good, eh? Ya No, I don't need yet another half-done manuscript - I just don't. I've tried it for revising but it doesn't work for me. I will do it again sometime but it was a definite Ya No for me.
So, if you are a yes person and it meets your requirements then keep on keepin' on but if you say yes for the wrong reasons (over adaptation, being kind, currying favour) then become a Ya No person!
I said Yes to a trip out to Robin's cabin (see that wooden box attached to the ski-do - my throne). It was worth it.