Today’s word prompt made me think of the above popular English idiomatic figure of speech.
What this proverb literally means is that one cannot simultaneously retain one’s cake and eat it.
Lately I am finding this to be true with many of the things on my “bucket” list. Take this blog for instance, I say I want it to become part of my daily or weekly routine (posting my comical wit – probably once, maybe twice a week) but then there are the other things in our life that I allow to take precedence over blogging.
I love to write wild and crazy things and mention quotable quotes because (1) I love to see or hear people laugh and (2) I love to quote meaningful quotes as they tend to uplift people’s spirits.
It’s funny now that I am the age I am, there are many times I remind myself that – hey I am not a young whipper-snapper any more. I should be able to do what I want, when I want. If that means sitting down in front of the boob tube for several hours in the evening, well, so be it.
But then the ‘intelligent’ side of my brain kicks in and says – but hey, wait a minute – think about what you just said – “you are not a young whipper-snapper” anymore. You are not getting any younger. If you don’t pursue what you truly want to do now – when are you going to do it – a year from now, five years from now, ten years? I don’t think so!
While blogging is fun, it is also work. But that work can be fun too, especially when I think about what it is that I want to blog about. I love the research and the writing not to mention seeing the final product once I have posted something. So, something has got to give!
It is amazing at our age how we tend to drift from one subject/project to another in such a haphazard way. I sat down at this computer to begin the online course from Word Press – Learning the Fundamentals of Blogging (when all else fails – go back to square one). But in doing so, my mind also wandered to the Word Press Daily Word Prompt I have been following and joining in when it so moves me. Long story short, one thing led to another and here I am writing a post about today’s word prompt – Cake!
Conclusion – looking at the caption of this blog post, one could also say: “a person cannot have things both ways” or “we cannot have the best of both worlds.”
So, now would be a good time to make blogging once a week part of my weekly routine because – well, when I wasn’t looking – someone ate my cake!