As I was doing my Morning Pages this morning it occurred to me how many of the things I want to do and the things I should do overlap and blend together. For quite some time I have been wanting to work on my office/slash studio to get it organized and useable. Right now it is cluttered with boxes and supplies and papers and stuff to the point I can hardly get through it. I usually just pull the door closed and tell myself I'll deal with it "tomorrow". I want to get it organized. I know it will feel good and be the usable space I want. I know I should do it, yet it is so easy to just put it off.
There are many activities and to-do's like this that wander, drift aimlessly, go in and out of my mind and thoughts. I want to go on photo safaris. I should get my papers organized and filed for taxes and records. I want to write this blog. I should work on getting my photos ready for the exhibits I should/want to enter this year. I want/should (and need) to exercise more. On and on the list goes. It is a real mixed bag. Almost every should is a want and almost every want is a should. Those that aren't fall away it, get lost in the shuffle or just hang out there in neverland.
It all boils down to priorities. And priorities are what help with choices. Like right now, I have chosen to write this blog before walking the dogs. Those activities are both "want to's" and "should's." I enjoy both, but sometimes I don't do them. Priorities. Choices. It never ends. Its a real mixed bag.