Life has been so hectic for M and I lately. With starting the brick and morter part of our jewerly business and school starting, it has been enough to make our heads spin. That doesn’t include scout meetings for both kids, my regular job and my voiceover business. I’m thankful to be taking everyting in stride.
I’m finally beginning to realize some very important facts.
1) My body is getting older and it needs more sleep than the four or five hours max I’ve been giving it over the last three years.
2) I don’t care how much technology and various gadgets are supposed to save time…to me it only paves the way for more time to be taken away. When I was a kid my grandmother cooked everything from scratch on a stove not a microwave. Vegetables were fresh out of some garden and she kept an immaculate house all while taking care of her kids, foster kids and a couple of grandchildren like me. I’m still in awe of her strength. Some things I won’t compromise on like cooking full meals for my family. We do eat out occasionally but I believe dinners should be eaten together even if it’s not at a dining table. Often my family and I will camp out in the den and watch movies while eating dinner together (lately it’s been the Planet Earth series).
3) There’s only one of me and there’s only so much I can do. If I’ve done my best then I’ve done enough and if the task isn’t completed, perhaps there’s always later…if not oh well.
4) Sometimes no words are more than any number of words could ever speak.
5) The family members who are people I would ordinarily never deal with if they were not family no longer have control over my emotions with the whole “I’m family” excuse. I have some family I would never ever be friends with because we are dramatically worlds apart and there world is one which I have no desire to be a part of and I’m perfectly fine with it. It’s taken me a long time to reach the point where I don’t care how they feel about me.
I’m in awe of the energy and passage of time. It seems just like yesterday that my kids were babies in carriers. Now they are mini adults with all of these emotions and intelligence. They are growing so quickly.
How many of you in the last few weeks have said to yourself or someone else I can’t believe it’s already the middle of September?! That’s a sign that somehow we’re not slowing down enough to savor the days and truly acknowledge their presence. I’ve promised to change this for myself. I’ll have new posts soon my lovelies. ..until the next blog.