Back to Basics
He has decided to make follow-up changes this time around. In the past, he had had a to-do list but later stopped. A waste of time he calls it. Life he said is the same roller coaster ride, it’s the same merry-go-round chase. He’s been living his life the way it comes. Now, the scales have fallen off his eyes. Reality is having a full stare at him.
Trevor lays on his bed. He’s having a hard time getting some sleep. He lays still for a while and closes his eyes but opens them wide. Sleep seems to be far away. It has chosen not to be his guest tonight. Flashes of scenes run through his mind. Some few days back he had an intimate talk with his older sibling. Simon, analytical and forthright, seldom has a length of time for anyone. He usually has a round-the-clock schedule most times of the year. It was indeed a rare moment they had together. He asked him series of questions he hardly could find answers to. He was speechless in most part of the discussion. Does it mean he hadn’t been serious with his life? Does it mean he hadn’t been analytical in his thinking? Has he been acting below capacity? He suddenly sits up like a puppet pulled by strings. He looks around as if in search of a lost treasure. He finds a notepad and a pen. He writes down top ten to-do for the year. This time around, he promises to follow-up on this, even to evaluate himself from time to time. He intends to make his brother proud. He pastes a copy each by his bedside, at the kitchen and on the door of his closet. He smiles with deep satisfaction. He picks up his phone to call his friend.
“Hey! Hi!” he answers. “How are you doing?”
“I’m doing just fine. Guess what?” he asks excitedly.
“I can’t. You know I’m not good at guessing.”
“I’ve decided to give it a try once more. A to-do list.”
“Wow!! Am happy you did. It sure works.”