These days it feels like I’m doing a lot of rushing.
Rushing to get out the door in the morning to drop off Ryan, and then take the metro and walk to work. Rushing to meetings, rushing to respond to emails, and rushing to finish projects. Rushing to the metro, and then to the bus, to get home to pick up Ryan. And then finally rushing to figure out dinner and get Ryan ready for bed, with a little bit of time to just be together before the day ends. It’s exhausting, all this rushing. It makes me wonder if this is really what life has to look like. And even, if this is what life should look like.
Lately I’ve been thinking that all of this rushing is not allowing me to live my best life, or be the best wife to Michael and mom to Ryan. I’m pretty convinced that I shouldn’t be spending my time and energy focused on rushing to the next thing. Instead I should be focused on being present and enjoying the moment. But recognizing this, and knowing what to do with it, are two very different things. So, I’m going to make an effort to make small changes, and then go from there.
- In the morning I’m going to wake up a little bit earlier to get ahead of the day.
- When I’m with my family or friends, I’m going to put away my phone. What ever it is, can wait.
- I’m going to take some time to enjoy a hobby. (Tomorrow I’m taking a knitting class!)
Here’s to slowing down and learning to be present.