So to say things were a “little” crazy around here lately would be putting it lightly. While I have tried with such might to slow things down in my life and stop using the phrase “OMG! I’m just sooooo busy these days”, I have failed, completely and totally, miserably.
I can blame it on the holiday rush. (Sort of true.) Or I can blame it on the end of the year madness. (Kind of true.) Or I can just blame it on myself and my continued attempts to start new projects on the daily, do everything on my own, all at once and never give myself a moment of respite. (Ding ding ding…we’ve found our winner!)
As I’ve said in the past – and I guess I have to say it again to truly make it sink in – it’s so important for your well-being, the well-being of those around you, and your general love of life to pull the brakes and SLOW DOWN every now again. I’ve learned some harsh lessons (time and again) about the struggles of life balance and it’s about darn time I do – actually DO – something about it. And what better season, than the season of giving, to give myself the best gift of all: time off.
I’m declaring it to you all now (so you can keep me liable!), that 2014 will be a much more methodical year. I will think through decisions and not just jump right in. I will pull the brakes when I feel like I am spiraling out of control in a tizzy of endless work. And I will truly, and honestly, make time for the things, people and pups I love most in life (more to come on that soon!)
I’m done with the “too-busy-to-live” mantra and am ready to embrace the “I’ve-got-all-the-time-in-the-world” attitude.
It’s not a race. It’s a marathon…and I’m mighty fine being the slow-poke in the back.
I hope it’s a thought full weekend for everyone.