My mother has an expression that she uses when describing people she has met in her life. She calls them ‘Gunnas’. That is, these people are always ‘Gunna do this or gunna do that’ but their dreams never reach their reality.
This morning during my meditation, it came to me that I have become one of those ‘gunnas’.
I have so many things in my life that I want to do and achieve. One day I’m gunna do it all.
The Garden Gnome has often said to me “I thought you said that you were going to do such-and-such”? To which I reply “I fully intend to. Life just keeps getting in the way.”
He often reminds me about the outdoor setting that I want to create using my great Grandmother’s kitchen table and chairs. We bought two chairs home from my mother’s shed with the intention of stripping them back and painting them. The challenge was to complete those two chairs before we bought home more of the dining setting. I was all ‘gung-ho’ about it and went out and brought everything that I needed to complete the job. That was almost two years ago now and the chairs are still in our shed waiting for the work to begin. However, I harbour full intentions of completing the task.
Then there are the countless UFO’s (Unfinished Objects for those who weren’t quite certain what I meant) in my craft cupboard. Some of them date back almost 20 years now. Oh yes, I pull them out and do a little to them here and there but then my interest wanes (or I find something else that I want to do) and they go back into the cupboard. I have a crosstitch sampler that I began working on about…. hmmmm…. not sure how many years ago now. I am 70% done with it. But I am determined to finish it one day.
Just please don’t get me started on how far behind I am on putting together the family scrapbooks or how many patterns or kits I have in my craft cupboard awaiting completion. Have I mentioned just how many wonderful things I find each day that I add to the list I keep in my head of ‘gunna dos’?
It’s a difficult thing this life. There is so much to do and only limited time to do it.
We all have dreams. That’s a given.
Perhaps some of us have more dreams than we really need to have.
I guess I’m one of those people.
I want to experience life.
I want to create.
I want to travel.
I want to do so many things and …….
One day I’m gunna do it all you know.