Everything needs to be maintained to be as best as the original condition: cars, houses, friendships, work, stamina, faith, interests, communication, etc. Over time, you pause to study the damages done and try to repair or upgrade.
My life is full of checklists. Checklists for daily chores within the house, checklists for the responsibility I have with my children, checklists for the tasks I have to do and checklists of the religious commitments I have. It's a way I try to maintain the good things I have now. There are also things that I don't list down in my checklists but are often there at the back of my mind. They are things I know I should do but am playing dumb about.
Maintaining your momentum in the fast pace of life is difficult. It's challenging. It's nerve-wrecking. Nevertheless, you persevere...
I am now writing a book of checklists - a practical guide for Muslim parents and children. I'm perhaps being too ambitious but I didn't write it without a purpose. The book was aimed to help my children and perhaps could be shared with some close friends in the same situation as I am. You see, I even print out checklists for my children as a routine!
This is not the first book I have written but the first of its kind. My intention was to complete it by mid this year but ... I've got to check my own checklist first. Some may say I am too ambitious and that I should prioritise. But hey, I'm not doing this for any reason other than: I NEED THIS FOR MYSELF - literally! I already have a friend who's willing to co-write with me and that's already good news! (Yes, Sis, if you're reading, it's Y.O.U!!). God willing, I'll have it published by the end of the year. Any tips and comments??