my life in the land down under

Autumn: Priorities vs Procrastination

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Is it better to do what you have to do (first), or do what you want to do? The answer is obvious but its not so easy in real life. The days/weeks/months & seasons go by so quickly and there never seems to be enough time to do both. It frustrates me when there are chores (or other time-consuming ‘boring’ activities) that need to be done before you can do those creative things you look forward to (at the moment for me its photography, the quilting project, and blog posts I want to write). Of course when I procrastinate on the chores they take way longer and there is even less time for the other things. I’m still working on getting the balance right. I find it much easier to be relaxed and creative when I have a clear conscience!

Autumn is my favourite season – possibly because I was born at this time of year, I’m not sure. Every autumn marks the end of another year… I always want to photograph the trees changing colour and feel restless until I can get my annual ‘fix’. However I tend to put it off for various reasons and always leave it a bit late in the season to get any really spectacular colour (also the area we live in, having a milder climate and less deciduous trees than some, doesn’t have the vibrant colours you see in colder places). I still feel refreshed by getting out amongst the trees and capturing them on camera, even if the experience is better than the results.

Wind Blowing Leaves


Author: Janice

Married to a very lucky man (he sometimes agrees), I'm learning to be a better wife, homemaker, & step-mum to two adult children and their other halves. I enjoy thinking, writing, nature, travelling, reading, photography and other creative pursuits, and spending time with friends & family (not necessarily in that order). I work part-time with children & their families. I have too much stuff (working on that) and am not a morning person... that about covers it for now.

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