Happy Saturday you guys! I remember my dad used to have a saying he'd use a lot when I was little-something about spreading your butter on too much bread? Well that's about how I've been feeling lately with several big and many small things interrupting our regular routine, but I realized that I've got to be more flexible in the future so I don't get derailed so easily. I've got to do a little less, prioritize a little better, and slow down.
I come from a long line of chronic over-achievers. Wonderful, hard-working people that always have kept their plates way too full (sorry about all the idioms in this post.haha) because that's just who they are and they thrive on that. Even though I'm the same way, I've been changing over the years to where it's much easier for me to just drop things and drive off into the sunset with my family, to say no once in a while, and to slow down a little more, but I'm still working at it! Aren't we all? :)
I've posted a quote to instagram several times I know that says "Stop the glorification of busy", and while some people may read that as "be lazy" and disapprove, to me it simply means to not fill up the to-do list just because there are a few extra lines at the bottom (ocd right here:)), and to take time to smell the flowers
it means sitting down at the piano to play,
stopping to listen to the sounds of the wind or the rain,
reading through a new magazine from cover to cover,
shutting off my phone and computer,singing along with regina in the kitchen,
watching a movie without doing six other projects at the same time,
taking more videos of my kids,
Living in the moment.
Having kids really makes time pass before your eyes, and sometimes as I stare at my now 4 year old and remember every detail of her birth, I can so easily get emotional at the thought that she is growing so fast and these moments with her like this will come and go forever.
Time passes so quickly, and I refuse to miss out on the sweetest parts of my life because I was keeping so 'busy' that I wasn't all present for them. Start your day thinking about what you really truly want out of that day, and than fight to achieve it.
Sorry for getting all nostalgic and deep.haha Martin and I are in Boise today for a little day trip to the Bodybuilding Fit Expo and the competition, also we'll probably get a little time to eat somewhere fun and maybe visit a few different stores then we have in our city! So feel free to follow along on Instagram if you'd like, and I hope you take time this weekend for those moments that really make the best memories, and I'm so glad that you visited today! have a great weekend my people,