The older I get, the more I am realizing how precious time truly is. Even the littlest things, like hiking on a Saturday morning with my husband and sweet pup, can make even the most simple September days feel incredibly special.
It’s no secret that blogging has taken a back seat lately while I’ve been soaking in each moment with my little family. I have said it 100 times before, but unfortunately there is just not enough time in the day to do everything I would love to do! Right now, blogging once or twice a week seems to be working out pretty well for me so that is my current schedule, at least for the time being.
I used to worry about whether I would still have readers, or how low my pageview numbers would dip if I cut back on my regularly scheduled blogging. However, as small of a feat as this may seem, cutting back has reminded me to take care of myself and to do what makes me happy. As a people pleaser, it can be a really tough and a really big decision. So far though I am finding freedom in what may seem like a step back on the blog, but has actually been a step forward in life for me.
You see, I like to read novels and I like to go on long walks. I like to organize my house, do craft projects, blog and write, cook dinner and spend time with friends, but sometimes I have to pick just a few things to accomplish per day. So today I am blogging and I may go on a walk and will cook dinner later, but tomorrow I might organize my closet, read a chapter in a novel and find time to exercise at the gym. It’s okay to do everything we want to do, but it’s so important to remember we just can’t do it all at once!
Hiking is one of those activities we don’t get to do very often, but when we do I am reminded how blessed and thankful I am for the life I’ve been given. Sure, it can be tough sometimes and I have my hard days just like anyone else, but having the freedom to explore and live each day with joy and with the love of my family really are such amazing gifts.
So although I may not get to do everything I would like to do every day, the things I am able to do can be done with a peaceful, thankful and grateful heart.
- What is something you have had to give up in your life to make room for something else you wanted to do, or that felt more important?
- Tell me, what is an activity that you wish you had more time to do? Whether it is reading, hiking, cooking or scrapbooking, what do you love to do when you get free time?
- What is something that you are thankful for today?