I am a patient girl

(And when I say that line above, I silently follow it with “I wait, I wait, I wait, I wait…” Fugazi fans, know what I’m on about.)

Patience has never been one of my strong qualities. Be it my nature in general or an offshoot of ADHD, I couldn’t say, but patience has never come easy for me. Until recently.

I find that letting go of the impatience and just hunkering down to swallow one task at a time is keeping my leap-frogging enthusiasm in check. I’m also not on Twitter or Facebook much these days; I find it enormously helpful in keeping me focussed and patient. I’m not the itchy trigger finger I was. I like it.

I’m also not fretting that I haven’t received an email or post from a major art competition I’ve entered. The deadline for fees and info was the 13th. I was days ahead of that (in itself, a remarkable thing). They’ll get around to me. In the meantime, I keep on working and stay patient.

I have a lot I want to do in this life of mine and some of the most important aspects are things I could become terribly impatient for, but I am a patient girl now. I can wait. There’s plenty of living to be done as I do.