The Simplest Things

Sometimes it is the simplest things in life, truly it is! This morning I reflect on the awesome evening I had last night. For the first time in months and months I worked on my genealogy without it being "scheduled" as something on my "to do" list. 

I am not sure what drove me to my family tree initially, but before I knew it I was working on sourcing and entering people in my "New" tree. Then, I realized I had spent a few hours doing this. I really felt like I accomplished so much and found it so enjoyable too. I tuned out the rest of the world and maybe other things I should have done, and it felt great!

Redoing a family tree is not fun, and the thought of it usually just sounds like work to me, but last night I was reminded of things I didn't remember and learned a few new things also. SO refreshing! 

I have come to realize that I should NOT schedule time to work on this tree, I need to let it happen simply and naturally. If it takes me years to complete it, so be it. The enjoyment of doing it is more important to me, and it doesn't seem like work this way. Heck, maybe I will even get this project completed sooner, if I actually enjoy it!

I am only about 1/16 of the way to completion of this project, but oh how nice it will be! I have to admit that I actually included a bit of research while working on the project. Now that is the way to do it!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts! 

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  1. Cheryl,
    Thank you for sharing this. I read and see so many genealogy blogs and wonder "why can;t I stay focused like they do?"
    But once I'm back in, I'm in deep!

  2. Betsy, I can SOOOOO relate to that!

    Thanks Betsy and Michelle.


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