Life. It just gets so incredibly BUSY. No matter your walk in life, chances are….you know what I mean.
I’m very bothered by the feeling that I always feel busy and rarely UN-busy. (Yeah, I know un-busy is not a word.) In fact, it really eats at me from time to time. I’m not writing this because I’m lazy. In fact, I love working and keeping busy (to a degree) but with the phase of life Brett and I find ourselves in right now, THERE’S JUST ALWAYS SOMETHING TO DO. To me, it’s like a room that becomes so filled with “things” that you lose sight of the floor, or foundation, which is what holds us up and in place. With how messy our house has been lately, this analogy is fitting, both figuratively and literally. ;)
This feeling tends to happen with me each year before our new year of homeschooling, and at the end of a busy summer. That feeling…that things are a bit out of focus, and I need to try and quickly “tidy up” to view my foundation (my priorities). How easy it is to lose focus on our basics; to forget where our priorities lie.
“This is the one shot I get in this life of mine, and in raising my children.” Just reminding myself of this thought and dwelling on it for a moment, often helps me view things more clearly.
Perhaps you’re a small business owner, a homeschooling parent, or not; we all lose focus and have to work to regain it. It’s so hard to keep our focus. Really.
If you’re in the same boat, then here’s to you taking some time to dwell on what is truly important, on what is truly going to make a difference 20 years from now, and perhaps do some tidying up. I love the Oscar Wilde quote (which is on our “About” page) that says….
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
I say, let’s live this life.