“I’m through accepting limits
’cause someone says they’re so
Some things I cannot change
But till I try, I’ll never know!”
This morning’s cup of Earl Grey is sponsored by Wicked, one of my absolute favourite musicals (though that list might be slightly too long to be considered meaningful). It was rather pleasurable to wake up with song lyrics stuck in my head, instead of to-do lists. Despite having gotten so little done yesterday, my mind needed the respite.
I did not expect to hit a bump in the road so early into this Uganda project. I didn’t consider that since I’d previously already had Koha installed and set up for me, the process of doing so would be quite beyond my technological capabilities. It is a rather large bump in the road but hopefully, with some outside help, it won’t be the rapid end to our project.
Sadly, my to-do list isn’t shrinking as of yet. The fact that I have just turned on my Xbox will not really help either. But I could use a little bit of time off before diving back in. Time off have been a rarity these last few months, so some guilt-free Fallout 4 is more than called for I’d say.
I’m thinking about Koha. I’m contemplating the idea of being completely out of my depth in my undertakings. I’m thinking about perseverance. I’m thinking I’m thankful that IR Fest provided hot water and teabags alongside their pre-brewed tea. But mostly, I’m thinking I’m out of my depth. What’s weirder? I’m excited by it. I have 101 ideas and nearly as many projects. All with no sense of giving up in a hurry. I want to do it all. Research all my ideas. Apply for all my dream jobs. Print all my studies. It’s impossible, but as I sip my rapidly waning cup of tea (and mourn the pitiful size of the coffee cups provided) I contemplate all my ideas. Contemplate what may get dropped when interest laxes or time simply becomes too tight. Contemplate what I’ll likely cling to with bleeding and weary fingers. So I contemplate Koha. How I will download it onto my laptop. How I will teach another to do so. How I will teach this person halfway around the world to build a library.
How? How? How?
I only have one answer so far. But its the most important one. Perseverance. Perseverance, determination, and tea. The rest will come…likely with my next cup of tea. But until then, I contemplate Uganda.