Team Awesome, as we so humbly refer to our family as, is saddled up for a massively busy couple of weeks. But when are we not massively busy? This has been on my mind a lot. As parents Greg and I endeavor to keep the amount of activities are kids are involved in realistic - but we also both have jobs that can be more than full time - what is realistic? And in between there I would like to spend some time on my own fitness, spiritually and physically. While I have been trying my best I am sensing that in some areas I am not doing well, or not as well as I would like. Hmmmm.
I spent last Saturday morning lamp working with Sandi, who I met through ArtBliss, who lives "relatively" nearby. The lamp working was fun, but the best part of the play date was all the talk we did - about family, our kids, trying to make a business out of creating stuff, and how to focus. We talked about our words, and as I tried to put into words the fact that I need to reprioritize some things, Sandi said, "So maybe your word should be SHIFT." Perfect! But how to show that visually? Not surprisinginly, I was dashing across town this morning still thinking about it. And just started snapping pictures with my phone....note the arrival time is 8:13 (start time of event was 8 :-))
I did have the power travel mug of coffee filled and my casserole for the breakfast hot and ready to go. (It's a chili relleno casserole you must try - super easy and rave reviews)
And I was moving fast trying to get there you can tell because my "shift" picture is fuzzy. But that's the whole point. It didn't matter I was a few minutes late, the breakfast hadn't started yet. What matters is that I got a chance to share a new dish with friends that enjoyed it, and got to enjoy some nice conversation. The schedule is the schedule - there is not much I can change about that - but how I tackle that schedule is what I want to change. I want to make sure that the time I have is used wisely (that's a different answer sometimes than where time "should" be used) and that I am present in it.
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