Does anyone else out there feel like sometimes you’re so busy being busy and keeping up with the daily grind, that you never truly get to experience what makes you happy in life?
Or when was the last time you actually did something fun and didn’t turn it down because you were too “busy”? How many times have you found yourself saying “I’ll do that next week”, but by the time the next week rolls around it’s completely forgotten about.
Look I get it, we all have jobs and responsibilities and daily and weekly time commitments, but I’m pretty sure we weren’t put on this earth just to work and die. I know that’s putting it pretty blunt, but seriously- we were given a life to live it!
I’m the type of person who will work and work and then work some more, simply because it’s ingrained in me. I always have 8 projects going on at once and thrive on chaos, but there has come a point here lately where I have made the realization that I need to slow down and start doing things that make me happy and focus more on just living and enjoying life.
There will always be more work to do and something else to fill our spare time with, but life flies by and it’s time to start truly living it.
A person once asked me how I would spend my day if I knew it was my last, and it really got me thinking about priorities. If you had just 24 hours to do anything you wanted, what would you do?
Every day is truly a gift and it should be spent doing what you love with the ones you love. As we’re too often reminded, this life is short and we have no promise of tomorrow.
So now is the time to bake those cookies you’ve put off for 3 months. Now’s the time to make the hour drive out to the lake. Now’s the time to visit an old friend you haven’t seen in ages, and spend hours just sitting and talking and laughing at old memories. Because, nobody wants to end up at the last leg of their journey filled with regret.
You can spend your entire life waking up, working, and going to sleep, or you can cease the opportunity that every day brings and find the joy in each moment.
I hope right now that you’re living the life you desire and that you spend your time doing what you love. But if not, know that it’s never too late to change your direction and to choose a different pathway that makes you happy. As Dolly Parton put it best, “Don’t ever get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”
Thanks for stopping by!-Cara
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