Sunday 19 May 2024

Nerd Church - Things Happen When They Happen


Title: Things Happen When They Happen

I'm trying to remind myself that, so long as I'm working on things, they'll be ready when they're ready.

I'm an impatient person by nature - I want things done yesterday or earlier, thanks very much - but that's not the way to get sh** done in the long term.

Sometimes things just happen when they happen.

The tide's gonna come in when it's good and ready.

Night's gonna fall when it falls.

Birds gotta fly, fish gotta swim, people gotta be simultaneously the best and the worst.

So sometimes you have to just... chill.

Which does not come naturally to me, but I'm trying!

Sometimes, you can only do what you can do. You only have two metaphorical hands, and you gotta work with what you've got.

As difficult as that is. As frustrating as it is when the world is just... so effed up. It's the way it is.

Some things need time.

Time to heal. Time to grow. 

Time to rest. 

Time to learn. 

Time to figure out what plot point comes next. 

Time to remember how to do the thing. 

Time to get inspiration from somewhere else. 

Time to weave and bind the world into the harp-strings you were hoping it could be.

Sometimes, if you just keep chipping away at things... it'll start coming together.

Little by little, those things will freaking sing.

Sometimes it won't - I'm not gonna b*llsh** you and sell you a magical future where merit reigns supreme, and things are fair and just.

I wish I could, but you'll end up blaming yourself for society's failings, and its bad enough that I do that - I don't want it for you, too.

Sometimes things just don't work out. 

Because life is tough, and the world is awfully amazing, and amazingly awful.

Some things just aren't meant to be - as long as you did what you could, you should be proud of yourself for trying, OK? 

(Ignore Yoda, there is always a 'try.')

I'm not entirely sure this made sense.

What do you think?

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  1. Impatience is a big component of my mental illness. I need things done right away. Even if it makes more sense to wait on them.

    1. *hugs* - I get what you mean. For me, it's pre-dates the mental health problems (I've always been an impatient little so-and-so...) but Anxiety etc. definitely adds extra, unpleasant, levels of urgency.


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