Where in the world have you been? Everything okay at the Nest?Where have I been? I last posted on my birthday over two months ago...when I asked myself some tough questions....honestly I've been searching for answers.
Priority CheckI took these last two months to get some priorities in order. I have been doing a lot of growing and changing since my girls left the nest... I find myself wanting different things from life:
- to play
- to sit back and enjoy
- to experience life to the fullest
I'm in a hurry to get things done....
I Rush and Rush until Lifes No Fun
Immersed in my career; working full time (50-60 hours a week) as an Elementary School Teacher, raced around bringing the girls to after school activities, spent every weekend running errands....As I look back, I'm disappointed that I rushed around without taking the time to stop and "smell the roses."
Now the advice I give to friends with young children, "Enjoy every moment, turn around twice and they are grown!"
Life One Day at a TimeI realize that my priorities have changed due to some life events. The death of three friends (around my age) and my amazing sister, who has been battling cancer for the past 10 months. (please keep those thoughts and prayers coming!)
As I wake up each morning, I don't focus on the negative but embrace the miracles of each new day. Although I absolutely LOVE my job I no longer "Live to Work" but instead "I Work to Live".
I try to capture the beauty in each day....I recently purchased a Canon Rebel T5i and have been spending the weekends taking photographs instead of running errands.
Living...One Day at a TimeSo I have embraced the changes I am going through....I am not fighting them. I now happily sit for hours watching the birds...just trying to capture the perfect shot. I am thankful for all the miracles that surround me everyday. I remind myself daily (sometimes hourly) just how short life is and I plan to make the most of it!
It reminds me of the lyrics from a beautiful Tim McGraw song,
"Someday I hope you get the chance to live like you were dying..."
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I am so fortunate to have you my faithful reader....SO, I promise that when I do post... it will be something I have worked hard on and hopefully you will enjoy it.
Please...Give Me Your InsightHow do you deal with personal changes? Aging?
What is the outlook that keeps you inspired?
Any life events that have shaped you for the better?
I'd LOVE to hear!
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