Sadly, the phrase is often used as a excuse.. for who could keep up with such a life? The reality is, no one. It is my pace. I have a deep burden, conviction, if you will, to fill every minute of my day with productive activity, learning, teaching, sharing, creating. Seeing seeds sprout, a quilt come together, embroidery take form... the spark of knowledge in another's eyes.. that drives me to the pace I keep. I never expect anyone to keep it.. it is mine. However...
A person with my pace, my passion to be productive, struggles to see why you are not. My sense of - just get up and get it done - often clashes with a more laid back personality. To me, there is no excuse not to do your job, keep your job, or even maintain the task given to you.. and that often causes strife. It's a challenge.. and I am working on it.
My personality is unique, unusual, and to most people down right exhausting. I have to remind myself that to others I may seem abrasive or harsh.. even over zealous in my activity or my productivity, remembering also that we are all different and we all must learn from each other.
The reality is, we are all put here for a purpose.. we are to work together.. and to compliment each other. My unreasonable pace is reasonable for me, and your pace is reasonable for you. So, let's make a deal- I will try not to knock your pace and you try not to knock mine.. just work together and let's get things done:)