Now Is The Time #SeizeTheDay


Here we are starting a new year – 2017.  It always amazes me how times flies by. Every year we set our New Year resolutions, and, if you are anything like me, you start strong in January, resolve fades by February and by March those resolutions are long forgotten, and before you know it another year is gone!

Robin Williams said it best in Dead Poets Society – “Carpe Diem” or “Seize The Day”. So this year I am doing it differently. Instead of setting those ill-fated resolutions I am setting myself a mantra – “Now Is The Time”. The best thing about setting this as my goal is I can do it anytime. Sounds contradictory?  Let me explain.

If I chose a path of scheduling everything I do and I miss that window then a backlog starts to creep in and the scheduling proves itself as useless. If however, I make a list of everything I aim to do then I can pick anyone and do it now because now is the time. Tomorrow I can pick another item on the list and do it then because “then” will be the time for “now is the time”.

As you may have noticed on previous posts I am a great fan of to-do lists. Identifying the items on the list as ‘critical’, ‘soon’, and ‘can wait’ allows me to prioritise. Applying this process with ‘now is the time’ and I can work my way through the list. This approach also gives me the flexibility to drop everything and work on something more urgent when the need arises.

Let’s see what 2017 brings and if this approach works! Who knows, it may be the wrong approach, but then again it could be the best thing ever! I’ll keep you posted 🙂

Elaine Beare

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Hi All,

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Beare Family Tree – Next Steps

Three days into 2016 and I have my plan for next steps on my ever-expanding family tree. It’s time to add some video to my website!

You can check out the first video which I uploaded to YouTube here. It features John Beare (1780-1867) and his children and grand-children, some of whom emigrated to Canada and Australia. A far flung family within two generations!

Enjoy and stay tuned for more family tree updates 🙂

And of course do give me a shout if you have any comments 🙂

Best regards,


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