Friday, June 1, 2012

busyness and slowing down

Somewhere in the past few months - between the deadlines and the emails, the phone calls and the charts, the feeling of working constantly and the guilt of not finishing it all - I pushed aside the things I love to do (baking, reading, playing, running on a normal schedule, writing) and busyness latched itself on. 

I should have seen it coming. When prep time for the busy summer lacrosse season hits (usually February-May), I work a ton more hours than normal. But I didn't figure in the other hats I took on within the past year and how it would all fit. 

And completely in need of a change.

We are now learning to pull back. To do a bit less. To put aside a few hats for a bit. To slow down. To start saying "No" and not feel guilty about it. To stay home more and just "be".

And I'm completely fine with that.

1 comment:

Aimee said...

I completely understand!! Sometimes life seems to take over and before you know it, we have no time for the things we love and our lives and homes and family suffer because of it. I admire you for slowing down!! It's not easy to do, that's for sure!! Keep it up, girlfriend. (by the way, love your blog header!)