OK, the first part of this post everyone will figure out. After all, this is so “old school”!
So, what do you see above? That’s right, a black dot! Of course, I’m supposed to say “What about all the white space?” Well that brings me to the topic of this post. Do we all see everything the same?
I was puzzling about something on the way home tonight. Yesterday, when traveling back from Commerce, Texas to my home in Reno, Texas, I noticed an animal coming out of the woods toward the highway. At first I thought it was a fox but when we got closer I saw it was much more muscular and realized it was a bobcat! It stuck its head out of the tall grass and then proceeded to go back into the trees. When I said “Hey, wow, look at that!” all I got was a bunch of startled replies. No one else in the car saw this, only me!
It seems I always see things that others don’t see. Is it because I have just learned to pay attention to the little things when it comes to doing genealogy? Is it possible that sometimes when we are researching that we may have the answer right in front of us but we are busy looking elsewhere?
I guess the logic of what I am trying to say is that we sometimes need to just take the time to look around us. We become so busy trying to get all we can that we don’t take the time to appreciate what we have. I’ve been so busy in the last few weeks and I have realized that I have let all my little projects get set to the side. I am doing double research because I don’t have everything organized as I should. I need to just slow down and take the time to see just what I have and then I will be better prepared for the next step.
So, what do you see when you look around at your research? Are you in the same boat as I am? I hope that you are much more organized and are able to see so much farther into the future!
Have a great day everyone!