POSTED AT 08:38 AM
Time. We have nothing but it...right? I used to think so. Class moved slowly as I watched the clock. I always had time to procrastinate and get it done later. We always think that there is time to get it done later. Next thing we know, we're freaking out trying to get done what we had time to do before.
Take this blog for example. It's a week and 1 day at late. Why? I thought I'd have time. Even when I schedule myself and book time to get it done, there is always something that pops up. We are all very busy but is that way because we need it to be or is it that we simply overschedule ourselves? The one thing I always told myself when I got older was that no matter how busy I was, I needed to find time to play. I had to find time for myself to do what I wanted - kayak, play basketball, hike, or even just lay in my hammock.
Kids are so busy today. School all day, followed by sports, Scouts, dance, extra-curricular activities, can really leave time for nothing else. No time for homework. No time for family. No time just to be by ourselves.
I find that I am especially busy between the months of November and February. School, basketball, dances, the holidays, and lots of other miscellaneous family stuff pack my days. But there is one thing that I need to find time, and this is for me. I need to put my son to bed at night. That is my favorite part of the day. When I can't do that, I feel as though I broke a promise to myself - to find time for me.