How many times have you said….
- When I have more time I will…..
- When this phase is over I will…..
- When I have more money……
- I will be happy when…
Maybe you haven’t but I definitely have and more recently I’m realized I need to live life intentionally as I wrote about earlier this year after going on a trip to San Francisco with Adam. But today this struck me on a smaller scale. There are so many times I’ve wanted to make a recipe, sew a pattern, eat at a restaurant, or do an activity with my kids and I kept coming up with ways to put it off. Now don’t get my wrong! As a stay at home, homeschooling, mom of 4 with a part time business many of my reasons for putting things off are legit. It hit me though that I just need to make them happen or reprioritize. I rest very little and rest is so important! It seems like when I finally have time to do something, like today, I just don’t “feel” like it. I’ve worked hard all week and I don’t want to do ANYTHING! Other times I think oh I will wait until fall and then fall comes and I think I will wait until winter. Then winter comes and I think I will wait until spring. You get the idea. But I want to STOP! I want to Carpe Diem before it’s too late. Where did all this come from?
On Nov 2 our church is hosting a Secret Keepers Event. I’m going to take the older two girls. I have to say I don’t “feel” like it! Not with a newborn in the house but I want to do it while it interests them and while it’s close by. I also read the book “Six Ways to Keep the Little in Your Girl” and was realizing there were some changes I wanted to make before time got away from me. I mean Hannah is already 10! When did that happen? After reading the book I checked out “8 Great Dates for Moms and Daughters.” After reading it late this summer, I’ve decided to go ahead and try and do them. I was going to wait until January when I thought I may have more time or things would be less busy but in reality, there probably will never be a great time. So I have set up an event for others who want to join me, be crazy, and just do this! I realize it’s the holiday season but my daughter isn’t getting any younger. I need to spend one on one time with her and I’ve decided I will do this with each girl when they are 10. Will you join me?
I’m trying to turn over a new leaf and instead of saying oh we will do that project when we are on break or we can go to the trampoline park when we plan it. I’m trying to be more spontaneous and just go and do it. The timing may not be perfect but I have to say that so far we have had a lot of fun.
How do you live in the moment? What do you want to do to be more intentional in life?Please share!