This article came across my Facebook newsfeed today and boy, am I glad it did. It was published last year on our 8 year dating anniversary (just in case you were wondering).
Being busy is not all it’s cracked up to be. It’s nice to pass the time but some days I don’t want to do anything. And maybe it’s not even that I don’t want to do anything, I just don’t want anything that I’m obligated to do. I can’t tell you how many days I fail to complete my to-do list for work, let alone my to-do list for home. Laundry and dishes often go by the wayside around our place. How will we ever juggle kids too? As satisfying as it is to physically cross things off my to-do list notebook, I long for a Saturday and Sunday where we don’t have to work and can either get out of town to enjoy a day trip together or just snuggle up with the cats and watch tv, scramble some eggs, and casually fold clothes (while still sitting in bed).
I know before long it will be summer, we’ll be in our new house, work will slow down, and we’ll have time to work on big projects at home and enjoy everything we’ve worked for so far. For now, I just need to remind myself to take a break, breathe deeply, not feel discouraged, and press on at a pace that feels comfortable.