Maybe it's not time that needs to slow down, maybe it me that needs to slow down. I'm a big "everything needs a plan of action" person and list person and a by the clock person... maybe I need to stop trying to plan so much, and trying to do too much in such short spans of time. Less planning, and just more doing, more appreciating, more enjoying. Not that I haven't enjoyed, or appreciate or completed things in the past, but really stopping to smell the roses. Take time out to stop and appreciate what our 3 YO is marveling at - whether it's the lady bugs in our garden, or the birds she hears singing. Take time out to stop and really listen to what our son is saying - whether it's something about baseball or sports that he's super-passionate about (and that I have no clue about!), but being engaged. Take time out to stop and connect with our oldest daughter - she's growing into a beautiful young woman, and I'm already missing the little girl she was, but explore her passions and help her grow. Take time out to focus on being a better wife and partner to my husband. Take time out to help others.
This past month, I have been so time-consumed with summer classes, full-time work schedule, trying to maintain my training schedule and feel like I haven't "been there" or necessarily "in the moment" because of worrying about getting everything else done. That's going to end. I will be more focused on my family and those who I love, I will not worry about getting this or that done, I will not over-plan or over-schedule myself or my family.
I really love following the Hands Free Mama and her blogs and facebook posts. I feel like this is someone that I can relate to, who has been-there, done that... and has inspired me to be a better mom and wife. I definitely encourage you to check out her site at: www.handsfreemama.com and see how she might inspire you, on this amazing journey called life!
“Slow down. Life is crossing the road.”
― Debasish Mridha