Why I Need to be Six People!
Life is to be lived, embraced, experienced, enjoyed … but all that we, as human beings, must do, should do and want to do to enrich our lives must fit into 24 hours each day, seven days each week, 365 days each year (excepting for Leap Year – once every four years!).
I don’t have enough time, or I don’t have enough of me!
I need to become six people!
Recently, as I explore my inner thoughts, I know it would be wonderful if I were six people!
Why? … one might question! I need to be six people in order to accomplish all that I must do or want to do to enrich my life.
I live with physical disabilities; cerebral palsy from birth (1959) and Parkinson’s disease (2011). Currently, each day, I manage approximately four to five hours of significant activity before I need to stop and rest. This conflicts with my personality of wanting to get things done and live life as fully as possible!
As I get older, I find I need more rest. I need more downtime. I must rest and relax and refocus so that I can rebuilt. “William #1” is the person who would have restorative sleeps (quality naps), or rest quietly with a good book or movie to restore energy, resulting in better health.
“William #2” is the worker! This person is responsible for all the tasks that must, should and want to be completed in order to maintain my home. Due to my recent 2015 move from Sudbury to Orillia, there are still many boxes and other belongings (including books) which must be sorted and organized. This isn’t enough time to do everything that I must do including unpacking and organizing my household.
Additionally, tasks like cooking, dish washing, laundry, cleaning the bathrooms, dusting, vacuuming, and related tasks, have to be done. “William #2” is responsible for home maintenance.
“William #3” must do errands outside the home, grocery and other shopping, and tasks that are necessary for good health and well being. Visits to medical appointments, support groups, regular exercise (the two dreaded words of the English language!) and being with similar people who will help along this journey.
The next me, “William #4,” is very social. He will work on staying connected with his network of terrific family, friends, series collectors, and others! He will regularly write letters and e-mails, make phone calls, and schedule face-to-face visits!
This person is the creative person. This is the man who wants to spend time writing creatively on a number of subjects or projects of personal interest. This is someone who wants to and needs to share on a variety of topics. “William #5” is the creative writer!
The last “me” is the go-to-guy! He is the one that will pick up any slack from the other “Williams!” He is the man in reserve! “William #6” is the spare!
Cloning myself will provide enough “Williams!” Of course, it might be easier if I just use my nicknames for my cloned selves: William is the original, then I have Bill, Billy, Will, Willy, Liam, and Billiam! Oh, wait, that’s seven????!!!
Is the world ready for six or seven of “William Land?” I’d like all variations of me are welcome, but, perhaps, I am the only one believing this?