“to finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.” – ralph waldo emerson
being forced to stop for a few days had me really thinking about my life. about what i want more of. less of. my heart has been rumbling for a new schedule for so long, but i keep putting it off. this past week of being ill, then resting, then reveling in life’s joys (including time spent with my bff who was here visiting, a wondrous trip into san fran with john, thanksgiving day with family, hanging out with my husband, a lot of time away from the computer, decorating our charlie brown christmas tree while eating home-made choc chip cookies) made me realize that i’ve run out of time to start living the life i’m imagining. i must start now.
so, do you want to know what silly and compulsive thing i did? i wrote out my new schedule – super nanny style – on bright yellow poster board. i included wake up times, bed times, business hours, play hours, reading hours, internet hours, etc. it’s the dream schedule, full of all the things i wish to have more of in my life. i’ve realized that my life, my moments of a life in progress, have been getting sucked up by time spent on the computer, television, and other non-living things. at the end of the day, that’s not what i want. i want to write letters. make gifts. talk more on the phone. take more photos. exercise more. travel. more art. hike with my dog and john. picnics. cook dinners. i haven’t been this excited about something in quite awhile.