Hello, hello, and happy Friday!
Have you ever had one of those weeks where you were anticipating the avalanche of to-do’s, requests, and responsibilities, only to be hit with the reality that the build-up of anticipation and angst and anxiety was a hangover from every other week’s build-up of anticipation and angst and anxiety, and the truth of the matter is…what in the heck were you so worried about? ?
Because guess what? Things are actually in control.
To my surprise, that is how this week’s flow has been: totally in control. And believe you me, I’m relishing every second of it.
Chalk it up to having blog content in the bank, a travel-free schedule, and setting more dedicated work hours so I could allow myself to shelve my typical mindset of “work comes first” attitude.
Instead , I made it a point to take the time to be a better friend, to be a better daughter, to be a better sister, and to be a better mom by simply connecting with those who too often come in second to what too many of us place at the top of the food chain on our values list: our jobs.
Next week I am adding to this list the “be a better wife” goal. I mean, I can’t do everything all at once or he’d probably think something was reaaaaallly off-kilter. But I have to say, when I do pay extra attention to “us”, “he” does too, and “we” are a whole lot better.
All of this has come about after reflecting and thinking and implementing this month’s theme in our Nourished Planner. It’s my favorite of all 12 months of the year: to Get Out and Live.
To me the idea stitches together every element of what I want my life to look like: to work hard at what I do to then be able to make the time to get out with those I love to live the life I really wish for. Basically to just get out and live the life I crave by making it a priority.
For me, it’s about making my monthly bucket list and working toward bringing the plans I make come to fruition.
More dinner parties. More adventure. More me time. More gardening. More walks with the dogs. More connection with those I love and with those who deserve to be loved.
What more could I ask for? Nothing. Nothing at all.
I’ve been reminded too much lately of how the complacency and expectation of living forever (because we will, won’t we???) can suddenly, swiftly, and totally jarringly be taken from us with one diagnosis, one car ride, or one poor choice. That’s why I’m working toward making every month, every week, every memory, count like it should.
Because in the end, memories aren’t made by sitting around waiting for them to happen, but from when you get out and live.
Who’s with me? 🙂
Let’s all make summer memories to last a lifetime. If you have one, or two, or ninety five, we all want to hear! So leave a note in the comments below or email them me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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