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Time: There never seems to be enough

So my personal focus for the month of April is time. I first thought about time in the traditional sense, as a measure by which we exist; mins, hours, days, year, birthdays, anniversaries. But then I considered my most immediate use of time- the moment by moment. It seems fitting on so many different levels, as this is the first full week I have to myself since leaving my job, and my kids returned to school from Spring break, that there is always so much to be done, but so little time.

Recently, I received some challenging news, and it made me think about how I use my time, yet again. I woke up in the middle of the night with the following questions/thoughts:

  • ​I admit I've been careless with my time (arriving 5 mins late to life)

  • We ask for more, but haven't maximized what we have.

  • Due to poor planning, we've unintentionally neglected to use our time efficiently.

  • How do you neglect/ abuse time with your spouse, children, or friends?

  • Are you "present" and "engaged" with those around you? Or are you thinking about work that needs to be done at another time and place?

  • Do you hear the voices of "the peanut gallery" playing in your head as other talk to you?


So, on my 34th birthday here are some lessons I've learned:

  1. Don't waste time...like drinkable water- it soon runs out! (Southern CAL people know what I'm talking about)

  2. You must find creative ways to maximize what you have.

  3. Don't procrastinate- Failure to plan, is planning to fail.

  4. Be: PRESENT. LAUGH. CELEBRATE. CRY. GIGGLE. LOVE. FIGHT. REST. THINK. CREATE. READ. WORK. WRITE. TALK. PLAN. # LIVE.

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