Time Is Precious, Waste It Wisely

I don’t know who came up with the above quote but it sure does ring true for me.  I never seem to have enough time to do the things I enjoy, yet plenty for mindless, dumb things that leave me in a fog by day’s end, causing me  to wonder just what the heck have I been doing for the last 15 hours?

Yes, procrastination could be my middle name and one major negative effect is that I don’t get to spend nearly enough time reading all the interesting posts that show up in  my WordPress reader.  There is an amazing pool of talent out here in Blog Land, with so many unique writers who have  truly made a difference in my life.

You inspire me, make me laugh, teach me new things, provide a different perspective, encourage and make me think differently on issues I had long thought settled in my mind.  And yes, that whole “making me think” part can be challenging but extremely rewarding when I allow my hard headedness to stand down for a bit.

So if it seems like I haven’t visited your site in awhile or left a comment, please note I usually try to at some point get to reading your posts and they always affect me in some way.

Keep writing my friends, it matters!

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27 Responses to Time Is Precious, Waste It Wisely

  1. archaeopteryx1 says:

    I’ve been meaning to join the Procrastinator’s Club, but I keep putting it off —

    when I allow my hard headedness to stand down for a bit” – Hm, no comment.

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  2. La Sabrosona says:

    That was lovely. So nice to read that, and to know you feel that way. I feel the same way. There ARE amazing, talented bloggers/writers who are fantastic humans. I don’t know what took me so long to find WordPress.

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  3. Jezori says:

    New to WordPress and I find myself becoming an insomniac reading all the interesting posts that come out

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  4. ColorStorm says:

    Hey tricia-

    Can I put my name to this post 😉 Well said, there are soooooooooooo many top notch blogs that just do not get my attention. And the network of believers is awesome to say the least.

    Solid, sound, and just plain good people who defend the faith easily, have a great sense of humor, are an encouragement as you said, but it is difficult to ‘make the rounds,’ and an apology is in order, at least from me to all the great sites.

    Timely post, and important.

    All the best to ya also.

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    • Tricia says:

      Well thx ColorStorm and yes, you can add your name, we’ll consider it a joint post. 😉 Very true what you say about a great network of believers too and good solid people all around. Well worth the WP renewal fee I just paid!

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      • ColorStorm says:

        Ha, nice, tkx.

        I am dead serious when I say I was thinking about doing that post; that’s ok, you can have the glory 😉

        (Interesting observation you make about the free site; yet, look at what we get in return via each other’s goods.)

        Reminds me of grace…………..kinda free, but there was a price paid……

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    • archaeopteryx1 says:

      Interestingly, facts don’t need defending.


  5. Ahh, sweet post. I don’t get nearly enough time to read all the great stuff I really want to read, either, but people’s words really do matter. Many times I have drawn great comfort from them, words of wisdom, a bit of humor now and then, some encouragement.

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  6. Thanks for sharing Tricia. I can very much identify. There are some AMAZING blog writers out there. The hardest part for me, as far as time waster, is our slower internet connections. (high speed/wireless internet is not available where I live). And I don’t know if it is cheaper elsewhere, but media for my phone here in Canada is crazy high.

    So I take what I can I get, often working on sermon prep, or talking with the family while webpages are loading. I have pretty much given up on the WordPress Reader, which freezes up, (unless I go the library in the closest city where they have Wi-Fi!) 😀

    So often I miss many great posts, so what I now do is visit each blog individually in my order of follow, anywhere from 10-20 blogs a week, reading 2 or 3 posts, and commenting on one. By the end of the year I will have visited each individual blog I follow 2-3 times.

    On top of that, bloggers who regularly drop by my own blog, also get regular visits from me more often. (even though Tricia, there is no new post from you, explains why I have dropped in to say hi) 🙂 I got so far to go in time management, but it is my own feeble attempt to TRY and use my time wisely with a full time job, lay minister at a church, family, and blogging with a slow internet connection.

    Tricia, you have such a genuine heart, and I always appreciate what you share on your posts. THANK YOU!!

    Have an absolutely wonderful rest of the day! 🙂


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  7. Tricia says:

    Carl, thank you so much for your thoughtful comment, it means a lot that you took the tome to come here and dig through some older posts, much appreciated! 🙂 I know, I haven’t posted in awhile and have had almost no time lately to be on WP and so am missing out yet again on some really good stuff. It sounds like you share the same challenges with time and busyness but I did not know Internet connections in Canada were so slow. That would be difficult to deal with!

    Monday is a holiday here and I plan to spend it catching up with my favorite WP blogs, yours of course being one them, Gosh maybe I can even get a post out…;)

    Have a great night Carl and as always, thanks for coming by.

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    • The cities and towns all have their high speed internet. I live in a small village in the country, my village of 800 people is still a “dark area”, and the high speed is not available here. The middle of the night is a bit faster, with less use people on the internet (but still much slower than high speed). If I want to work on a post (which I am doing right now) where I upload photos, it is nearly always in the middle of the night. Sometimes during peak usage time, I can’t even log onto WordPress. Currently it is 1:30 am! Unfortunately it does cut into my sleep. 😦

      There is an upcoming federal election in Canada as well. One of the parties is “promising” high speed internet accessible to everyone. So important to me, I know who I am voting for. Who cares about the other issues….LOL. 🙂 We have the same holiday in Canada, just spelled differently as “Labour Day”…haha.

      Have a wonderful holiday tomorrow. God bless you my friend! 🙂


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      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        We have the same holiday in Canada, just spelled differently as “Labour Day”…haha.” – A Brit friend of mine once assured me that the majority of the British “u’s” had fallen overboard during the trip across the Atlantic – looks like a few managed to float to Canada.

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  8. Hi Tricia.

    Intending to put my nose to the writing grindstone today, I thought I’d take a quick peak at Citizen Tom’s blog. I caught wind of this blog of yours by reading your recent comments on Citizen Tom about the Magna Carta. So I threw my writing goal out the window (at least for the morning) and came here to find that you and I may be ideological clones. 🙂

    When I started blogging 3 years ago (at age 50), I had so much pent-up “opinionation” that I just wrote and posted, wrote and posted, usually twice per week. About a year ago, I realized I was falling into that vapid and well-worn rut of knee-jerk commentary on daily political news. And I also realized it was because I wasn’t reading enough, and not tracing my conservative instincts back towards their historical roots. In other words, I discovered there’s no way to write better stuff than you read.

    So I started seeking and reading a different set of bloggers (such as Citizen Tom and Keith DeHavelle), and also developing a deeper bookshelf of timeless authors’ works on individual liberty and free market self-empowered economics. I found out about Hillsdale College’s online courses and extensive podcasts hosted by Hugh Hewitt. It has slowed me down to 1/3 of my former posting pace, but it has boosted my enjoyment and absorption of what ideas and events have made America’s place and time what it is…and is shaping what she will be.

    Like you and Tom and many other people smarter than me, I suddenly recognized the strong link between the Magna Carta and America’s founding documents, and also the massive loss of appreciation for that rich legacy in 21st century America. I now devote about half my posts to a (probably never-ending) series that examines the history of Western political philosophy, calling upon everything I can find to read about “Rule of Law,” “The Law of the Land,” and “Due Process of Law.” Keith DeHavelle has been a priceless mentor through his insightful comments (on my posts and on other blogs), giving me new threads to trace. He has raised the bar I try to leap.

    Perhaps I should be making this comment over on your Magna Carta 800th Birthday post, but it suddenly seemed more appropriate here. Yes we need to keep writing, but it’s just as important that we keep READING EACH OTHER. Conservatives are individualists, by nature inclined to keep to themselves. But our ideology and our concern about the downward direction of our society can and should pull us together — helping us, rather unnaturally, to form a union of rock-ribbed individualists.

    You keep writing, and I’ll keep reading you.

    – Jeff

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    • Tricia says:

      Hi Jeff, thanks for coming by my little patch of the blogosphere. I love your enthusiasm and passion for our founding documents and the principles involved in making America truly an exceptional country; one like no other on the planet. I agree with you that sadly here in the 21st century many (most?) have lost an appreciation for those principles with some in fact openly fighting against them. Agree to that we who share common thoughts on these types of things need to read and support each other. I’ll definitely be by your blog to peruse what I’m sure is some good reading! 😉

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