One of our favorite activities in the library is to play a game of “would you rather?” This usually involves two possibilities with differing outcomes. You must choose one and tell why. Would rather read Dog Man or Wimpy Kid? Cool bookmarks or smelly bookmarks? Those scratch & sniff (“smelly”) bookmarks will win every time!
For quilters, it might look something like this?
Would you rather have milk chocolate or dark chocolate?
Would you rather have white wine or red wine?
Would you rather have 50 wt or 60 wt thread in your bobbin?
Would you rather hand appliqué or machine appliqué?
This list goes on.
In grad school, my advising professor asked me a similar question when I thought about dropping out of the on-line program because we were moving half-way across the USA. December 2000 was coming. That was a fact. Would I rather have a master’s degree or no master’s degree? I decided I’d rather have the master’s degree in hand. Hobbling across the stage in Tallahassee that December to receive my diploma meant the world to me. You see, ten days earlier I’d been a serious car accident that required me to be life-flighted to the nearest trauma center. It took 3 months of physical therapy and I still have visible scars some 20 years later…but I have my master’s degree…and a specialist degree…and National Board Teacher Certification.
So June 1, 2022 will be here. In fact, there are 166 work days on my current teaching contract.
Would I rather move on to another adventure or teach another year at my current school? ADVENTURE
Would I rather be comfortable or uncomfortable in my own skin? COMFORTABLE
Would I rather think pleasant or unpleasant thoughts whenever I look at my sewing machine? PLEASANT
Life is short. Time to get rid of the excess baggage in all areas. I know where I want to be next June. Let’s git ‘er done!