So, yes, I was missing in blogger-action over the last week. I was a busy beaver over the past few days, baking up a storm, entertaining family, training new employees at work, putting together worship services, organizing guest lists and preparing to fill out seventy bridal shower invitations. (Anyone up for a invitation-filling-out-party? No? Well, if you change your mind, let me know because I still have 69 left to do). 😉 (My friend Ashley’s bridal shower is coming together very nicely, by the way! Shhh, it’s a secret! But I can’t wait to share all the details with you!!).
Anyway, there is so much to catch you up on!
And, yes, I am totally excited about a few upcoming plans… such as Memorial Day weekend, my birthday in June, and a vacation that Nate and I are dreaming up. (LOVE vacations!!). Of course, all the craziness coming up is not all fun and games, but I’ve decided to embrace it anyway. I will take time to smell the
And I will behave and not take on more than I can chew. Just a few minutes ago, for example, my husband walked into the house after having come home from work. We chatted a bit about the weather and upcoming plans, before I added, “I have a goal that –”
“No,” Nate cut in. “No more goals for you.”
And it kind of hit home that I am a goal geek. I’m always planning and refusing to say “no” and always trying to be super-woman for anyone that needs something done. And I can’t give anything half-heartedly, of course. I have to give 150%, even if it means no sleep, exercise, or me-time.
Yes, there is a time to be a perfectionist. And, no, there is nothing wrong with working hard… and working often. But there comes a time when you can get lost in that. When you can forget who you are. When you can become so wrapped up in where you’re going and what you have to do, that you miss the rainbow. The full moon. The sunset.
I really learned that over the past few days. I discovered that there are busy seasons in our lives and that — sometimes — you can’t control that. But you can choose to become over-whelmed, or you can choose to see the good in each situation. You can embrace each new experience. See them for the simple moments that they can be.
Oh, and you can learn to say “no.” I know, I know. It’s not easy. But trust me, sometimes it feels so good! Sometimes, it’s so necessary. You have to put your priorities first and sometimes that means giving up on a few other things.
So, yes, I’m back. And I will be finding the joy — or at least humor — in each new simple moment that comes my way. 🙂 Won’t you join me?