How do I feel today? Good question. I am not sure of the answer. Waking up today was not easy. All I wanted to do was to go right back to bed. The bed is the most comfortable thing for body AND spirit. But life is life, and so I switched the lights on and put them on dim, walking around a bit like a zombie. After a few minutes of mindless actions during which my body was doing things my mind did not have to assist, I decided to think of this post. Before I could think twice, it was already later than I thought.
This morning, like this past week, I was reminded that time waits for no one.
Since I believe in making the best decisions at the right time, you can hear me ask: “What is the rush?”, when other people ask for my ruling. Some things just do not need to be done right this second (mainly making big, potentially life-changing decisions like figuring out every detail of the rest of your life). This week I was reminded that no, I do not have all the time in the world. It was time to either find a new place to live or stay where I reside currently. This is something that has been on my mind for MONTHS, but after a while, I felt silly for worrying about such distant future instead of focusing on the then now, and so I moved that to the side. I guess I am staying where I am, which has its good and bad sides because time just ran out on me.
Yesterday, I chatted with an older-than-me family member. We were just catching up on things when they mentioned retiring. I was not prepared for this news to hit me as hard as it did. It was my impression that this person was going to work… for forever. They mentioned their age in a way that made my skin crawl. Between the lines, I read: “I am on death’s door. My time is running out. I do not want to die working.”
Are those meant to be a sign? A gentle reminder to not postpone things? Maybe…
I started this week on the wrong foot because I knew I was on a time crunch. And then some other less than positive things happened at the beginning of the week, and I thought I was doomed. Today, I know I am not.
Today, I celebrate the end of the week and the beginning of a four day weekend. On Monday, here in the US, we are celebrating Labor Day, so many of us get a day off. Additionally, I decided to take Tuesday off just to extend my relaxation time. I have quite a bit going on this weekend, and so I hope to have a day to myself once everyone else returns to work on Tuesday.
As cliche as that may sound, writing helped me significantly this past week. Even though every so often I consider changing my blogging schedule, I choose to keep it the way it is, because it has a magnificent impact on my well-being. It provides structure and acts as an outlet and a distraction.
Today, I am painfully reminded about the passing time. We do not have an unlimited supply of it. I am not telling you to make decisions you are not ready for and do not feel comfortable with. What I am telling you is to appreciate the time you have and maybe do something special this weekend to savor it. Slow down and smell the roses. Or cow’s farts. Depends on your preference.
Today, I am pleased to prove yet again that things do get better. Sometimes you just have to wait it out. It might be a couple of days, weeks, months, or even years, but it WILL get better. Hang in there! In the meantime, try to make the best of it.
Today, I appreciate the little things in life. The simplest things can often be the answer for which you are looking. I have done quite a bit of writing the past couple of weeks, and a substantial amount of reading. Both actions helped me through the rougher times, as well as the dull times. I have not read as much as I have this year since I was in school. Being consistent with my writing is something I have been rediscovering for the past couple of months and it feels amazing. When you are unsure of what to do, go back to your roots and look there. What you used to do in the past might be a great solution to your current issues.
Is there something you have been pushing to the side that you know you should take care of sooner than later?
How do you feel today?
What are your weekend plans?
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