We are a nation consumed with plans: plans for the weekend, 5-year plans, vacation plans, saving plans, retirement plans, and the list goes on. Many of these plans will hopefully lead to a better tomorrow, but consequently much of our lives are lived planning the future.
Dear Internet, I’m guilty of this more than most! See, I’m a born planner. I like structure, organization and I’m always thinking a step ahead of myself. When it comes to getting things done, this has proven to be a great combination. With each passing task, I feel myself moving toward my goals, but lately I’ve encountered a rather unexpected downfall. The days seem to be moving quicker than I can keep up with. I don’t even remember having a summer and as far as I’m concerned there is no way it is already September!!
So much of my time and energy is spent working, and because I truly do something I love, it rarely feels like work (which I feel extremely blessed for)!! I always assumed this meant that because I enjoyed what I do, I should spend all my time doing it… right? Moderation has never been my strong suit, I’m an “all or nothing” kind of gal, and only recently have I wanted to sloooow things down. Ya know, stop and smell the proverbial roses or even better, take a mini-vacation!
I’ve been so caught up with planning my life that I have a taken little time to actually live it! All work and no play makes Jack… well, burnt out!! I post this for two important reasons: as a reminder to myself, and hopefully you as well!
Slow down, throw your plans out the window for an afternoon and see where life takes you!