Monday, March 5, 2012

Slow Down.

I'm in one of those reflective, "Positive Polly" moods if you're not into that, don't keep readin'. :)

Please note the correct use of "you're" here. That is all.

I think today -- somewhere between thanking the Lord above for my precious husband, humming "Life is Short" and leaving the office {for a much-needed break} to run a couple of errands and grab lunch -- I realized just how short life is.

How we only live once. How I'll never, ever be 24 again. How, when my husband asks to forego the week's schedule and "do something fun," that I should do just that: do something fun. How, when my phone notfies me at 7:30 p.m. on a Tuesday that I have an e-mail, that I should ignore it.

So today at lunch, I did just that. I had fun running my errands. I ignored my e-mail, even when that little voice in the back of my head said, "Answer it! Answer it!" I rolled the sunroof back. Jammed to some upbeat tunes. {Do people under the age of 70 even say "tunes?"} Sat in the line at Chick-Fil-A for a large diet lemonade. Let someone cut in front of me on the freeway, for crying out loud.

My career is fast-paced. What client wants, client gets. I have about a 5-minute span {closer to 3 minutes, if I can ever help it} to get a client-requested document over to said client via e-mail. So that translates over into my non-work life. I want to get where I'm going, do it quickly and get. out. of. there.

But again, life is short. I've got to learn that and repeat it to myself. And I've got to learn to slow down and savor. Savor the fact that Brandon brings me coffee in bed on Saturdays. Savor the sleeping in. Savor our tiny apartment and it's one-hour clean time. Savor spending time with just my husband. Savor my meals. Savor a glass of wine {come on, Easter!}. Savor the fact that my little sister thinks I'm the coolest thing since sliced bread. Savor this weather.

Savor. Slow down. Relax. Let go. Have fun.

Live life. You only get one of them.

1 comment

  1. so what I needed to hear. I'm the queen of rush... having a toddler is really helping me slow down. I'm not always cheery about it but I'm slowly learning :)


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