A countdown to Phoenix, AZ.
I leave on Tuesday morning for a much needed change of pace. Warm weather – no more looking at dirty snow! for a week – swimming pools, shopping and new possibilities! I can hardly wait! And, as apposed to David’s resistance (someone has to hold the energy for that in the house, so thank you David!), I have been getting all kinds of things done and accomplished and checked off my list these past few days… it is crazy and almost miraculous what I can get done right before a holiday!
Have you ever noticed that?
It puts a whole new perspective on deadlines, time frames, and all of a sudden my willingness to “get ‘er done” seems super human! And I am even creating the space for quiet time, for a weekend of connection with my family, restorative energy, relaxation for my physical body and self care for my soul. It CAN be done!
James and I have SO MUCH excitement about the things that are unfolding in our lives and there is so much to do. Yet, interestingly enough, the to-do tasks wait and are still sitting there on Monday morning (like dirty dishes and laundry!), if I leave them alone for the weekend. I could be spending hours pouring through webinars, mp3s, websites and newsletters in the midst of my research project on out-sourcing right now, but I know that each one of those things leads to something else – the next great find! – and it can be a never ending rabbit hole of its own. It takes great presence and consciousness to recognize this in the moment, and even more to turn off the computer, roll my shoulders and stretch and go sit down for dinner with my boys. One day at a time.
Holidays. Deadlines. Self care. Balance. Ah yes, the journey continues!