Slowin it down.

Life is not a race to be won but, a journey to be enjoyed.

I have shared with you in an earlier post that I am/was always in a hurry. When the boys were young it was, “hurry up and eat”, “hurry up and get dressed”, “hurry up! We are going to be late”. I was always in a hurry. I hurried right through their childhood. Yesterday I had a party for my baby who turns 21 on Tuesday. As I sat back and watched him, I wondered where the time went. 21 years, poof!

I remember turning 21. I was married, and my father-in-law bought my second Bischon Frise, Barrett. I was shocked because they aren’t cheap dogs. That seems like a million years ago, and now my baby is 21 and will be moving to Colorado. I’m happy for him.

I am not a fan of making New Years resolutions. To me, they set you up for failure. I don’t know of one person that has ever kept their resolution. I actually made two this year and I made them before the end of last year. I was going to slow down, and keep a daily journal. Slowing down has been the hard one but, I have thoroughly enjoyed these past five months. I’m not in a hurry anymore and have developed the “I don’t give a damn” attitude. The journal writing was pretty lame in the beginning with the,” today I did…” Now it is a collection of short stories, and I love writing in it. I think it will be fun to look back at it in years to come.

Slowing down has had a positive impact on me. I don’t have to step on the break when I see a State Trooper on the interstate anymore because I am going the speed limit. (Or maybe just a couple over). Time is no longer an issue with me. It will get done when it gets done. If I have promised you something by a certain date, trust me, you will have it by that date. But remember, I have also allowed enough time to get it completed and not be in a hurry.

The only thing I am in a hurry to get completed right now is my site. And the only reason I am in a hurry is because I have already sent out sponsorship letters directing them to the site and it is not completed. It also is not in my control, and I like being in control. It should be up and running today, and I am keeping my fingers crossed. If there were something I could do to get this completed, I would.

The journey I am about to embark on will be a true test of slowing down. With no interstate, or as little interstate as possible, and the small-town atmosphere being my focus, I will be enjoying a slower paced life and a simpler time. I smile every time I think about this.

So my friends, I wish you enough, and enjoy the ride! Life is a journey.

This is my journey…

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