I have a habit of putting a LOT on my plate. Currently, I work full time, have two kids, and deciding renovating a house (original post HERE) would be the perfect final piece of the puzzle. While I LOVE doing all of these things, the combination can be overwhelming. My brain seems to race at a zillion miles per hour. One of my best/worst qualities is that I’m a super multitask-er. Now, at work, that’s great! But when I’m home, I find that I’m not present. Ever have that struggle?
The days go on, and I’m so wrapped up in my day-to-day, then I suddenly get hit with this feeling of, what am I spending my time on? What is robbing my attention? The answers are endless… work, social media, texting, kids, etc. I was with my girlfriends the other night and was sharing with them. My friend, Meredith, was praying about this very feeling. She said to me that she feels like God wants us to do our best with what’s in front of us. It’s like my mind exploded! GENIUS!
So, maybe work is not the most exciting thing since sliced bread, but it’s what’s in front of us, so do it WELL! And maybe our kids talk our ears off and we want a break, but they’ll never be this age again, so LISTEN. One thing we do well is eating together. It may be a rush to the finish, but I love to cook and prepare our meals so we can sit as a family. It helps us connect even if we haven’t been together all day.
I was talking to Stew about this last night and I feel like I charge through life and finish my to-do list without a thought. But what if I thought more? What if I picked things that fed me and intertwined them into my day so that I was fueled and inspired to do ALL things well? We went through a list of things that fuel me and my babies were at the top, of course. So when I’m with them, I want to be with them. Same is true for time with Stew, time with friends, & time with God.
Now I just need to create space in my days to prioritize the things that mean the most! Happy Friday, Friends! I hope you have a GREAT weekend :o)