Glass half-empty, glass half-full

Something which has been on my mind recently is how and when do you give yourself limitations?

Everyday I go to work, and don't get me wrong, in the current economic climate of doom and gloom, I am incredibly thankful that I have a steady, regular and secure job. But how much of yourself do you give over to something that your heart just isn't in? I've never been a person to do thing by halves, and I really struggle with the notion that although I should care and put in my best at my day job, I'm frequently told that I shouldn't care too much.  I should let all those little battles go, all the little things that make me feel like I'm truly doing the best job that I can. How do you decide how much of yourself to give over and how much you keep back when trying to keep up energy on your own little projects? Every day that I have off I seem to have a list as long as my arms and legs put together of things I want to achieve, and am lucky if I manage to focus enough to cross off some of those things! Crafty projects, drawing projects, photography projects....

I don't think I'll ever quite get the balance right, but as I said, I can't do things by halves, either I care about something or I don't, I can't keep up a nonchalant interest whilst doing the bare minimum. But it's a cross I guess I have chosen to bear, for the moment at least. If I ever began to wane in how much I care about what I do, or what I believe in, I think I would become a little bit less me.

As for the glass, half empty half full? I'm heading in to 2013 and I'm going to try and cram everything in that I possibly can. I don't do halves, so fill me up.

Thanks to my model who doesn't get a choice :)