“I’m in a hurry to get things done
Oh I rush and rush until life’s no fun
All I really gotta do is live and die
But I’m in a hurry and don’t know why.”
The other day I snapped at my kids. Again. I don’t remember why, but I was in a hurry. I wasn’t late. I didn’t have to be anywhere except to be present. But I was rushing, pushing, trying to get life on my timetable. I’m impatient. There I said it. I’ve got all these exciting adventures to share with you, all these characters begging for their story to be told. If the kids aren’t in bed at certain time, I don’t get my writing time. Not to mention they are sleepy the next morning.
Last week I shared about the need to take a break. While we are chasing our dreams and making sacrifices, we can’t forget the long term. Sure, we can push ourselves until we drop, get sick, ruin friendships, burnout or burn bridges. Then we won’t even get to enjoy the dream once we are living it. So I’m forcing myself to slow down. Life goes fast enough without me urging it on. I mean, am I really rushing to die? No. Well, at least not anymore! Somewhere along the way I’ve forgotten that I am living my dream. By just being able to pursue it, I am living life balanced between reality and dreams. And boy, do we have bigger ones abrewing!
So why am I rushing? Life is in the now, not yesterday or tomorrow. So here’s to a new day and a new week! I’m going to take time to play tickle kiss with the kids, take them to the park, watch How To Train a Dragon with my daughter, maybe catch a few episodes of Doctor Who with the hubby, and not be so single-minded like a horse with blinders on. And when it’s time to work, work. Write when it is time to write and play when it is time to play…you get the idea.
So what say you? Are you rushing until life’s no fun? Or are you taking time to smell the roses?
You know I couldn’t close without sharing this song with y’all. Have a great week!