Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Making priorities

I was confused on what to do first. Making priorities seems to be very important right now. But it is also a burden for me as I do have a lot of things in my mind asking me to write them down!

I passed the first two weeks of the new school year. This year is important as the twins are entering the elementary school. They are not reading yet, while that ability is already needed in entering elementary school. How odd, as we used to think that school will teach them...Yet, in some remote villages in Indonesia we can find 4th graders who can't read!

I quit all my afternoon activities to provide time mostly for the twins. I don't know if they also need specialist help. It seems to me that their ability to connect to symbols are very slow. I don't know anything about dyslexia or ADD, so I don't want to judge earlier than the expert. The problem is I don't know which expert to be trusted...I don't want my children to get the label while actually they are only not mature enough into reading (they are going to be six next October).

Although I quit the afternoon activities I did take another part time job. I am helping the editorial of wikimu.com as their additional editor for these last two months. It's not really a hard work as I like reading and writing, but there is no work without challenges. The important thing is I can do it at home...

Yet, editing consume my time while I need more reflecting time to produce an article in English for serious matter. That is why I did not write for OMNI for the last two or three months. Actually I do need to organize my activities, I still have unfinished translations to take care...

I wrote the poem that I posted in this blog because there are a lot of unfinished things in my mind. I would like to write some issues, but my time and my other responsibilities couldn't match.

I'm happy that I finished writing the piece about climate security. I think it should be better written with more exploration, but that's the only piece I can provide right now.

Actually I would love to write all day long, just as artist would love to paint alone in her studio...but I'm still stealing time to do it!

Making priorities is important, I hope I'm making the right scale of priorities and a balance one to enrich my life and my family's life.

2 comments:

esaifoto said...

salam dari bandung
saya suka membaca artikel anda cukup ilmiah
dan bahasa english anda good, tidak membingunggkan, ngomong-ngomong belajar di mana atau sudah lama tinggal di luar negeri, jadi kepingin menulis blog dalam bahasa english tapi kira-kira ada yang baca yaa,
http://esaifoto.wordpress.com

Retty N. Hakim said...

He..he...he...belum pernah tinggal di luar negeri. Menulis juga sarana memerangi lupa, bahasa makin tidak terpakai makin hilang...

Perlu waktu untuk dapat pembaca, tapi kalau lebih fokus sepertinya akan lebih cepat dapat teman. Tulisan saya terlalu beragam sehingga tidak nyangkut ke komunitas tertentu. Tapi saya senang karena ada juga satu atau dua orang yang mengapresiasinya. Sekedar berbagi berita Indonesia ke luar...