Crazy busy days have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. From the moment I get up to the moment I make myself lay down I am constantly getting something done and then pushing on to the next thing that needs my attention. It’s part of who I am, it’s my personality. Yet, it exhausts me a lot of the time.
There are days when my to-do lists are small and get completed, but in those moments when I could just be still…I don’t. I look for something that needs to be done, because in reality no mom ever gets everything done. There is always something that could be being accomplished. I struggle with stopping. It’s almost impossible…truly.
I take after my dad. He is always busy, getting things done and moving on to the next thing. In the Navy his nickname was The Energizer Bunny. Funny thing is, people that don’t know that about my dad have given me the same nickname. Like father, like daughter…I’m a daddy’s girl and wouldn’t have it any other way.
This summer I put too much on my plate…AGAIN.
Two month long blog series’ in the same month. On my other blog, Year Round Homeschooling.
Too much. WAY too much.
At one point I had 36 hours to myself. No hubby. No kids. What did I do? I wrote. 17 posts in 36 hours.
When it was done I was relieved. I could relax. I could breathe. I could get back to enjoying my life.
What does that look like?
I don’t know. I’m a pusher. I get things done.
Yet, I know in my heart I can’t keep going like that. I have to stop.
So, I’m going to start trying to look at life in a new way…every day! I need to capture things!
To get started, I’m going to be capturing life.
I’m still not planning out my days, so this capturing life should have become easier for me after 7 months of living unplanned, but it hasn’t. Even without a list I still know what needs to be done and work to get it done.
Each day I’m going to be looking for moments to capture life with my family.
So far this week I’ve captured life through…Watching my kids play basketball with the local Rec. Dept. for the first time. Visiting with my husband while he works on the cottages. Laughing through America’s Funniest Home Videos with my family.
These are the reasons that I must stop. I need more of these captured moments.
Life is meant to be captured. Moments are meant to be remembered. Memories require being present in your life.