The thing is, I don't want to live like that anymore. Today's One Word Blog LinkUp words for the week are "Fragile" and "Joy". Both of these link together when I think of the time I have been wasting. Life is fragile - there are no guarantees, the future that I am always trying to anticipate can be taken away in a moment. I am missing out on so much by sacrificing the "now" for the "one day".
I have been guilty in the past of slogging through life - going to work and putting in the 9 - 5 grind and then trudging home to the family feeling a little weary, worn and tired. I've resented the years that my husband was working from home because he got to work on his own terms and not fight the traffic to and from the office or put up with the petty politics that come with most jobs.
It's taken me many long years to figure out that I don't have to put up with these things either...... the kids are off our hands, the house is paid for and the bills aren't overwhelming. It's time to shake the dust of my mojo and get out there and get a little more joy in my life before it's too late or it's taken away from me. I don't have to wait until I retire to find some "me" time, I don't have to wait until my ship comes in before I can stop and smell the roses (how's that for mixing some metaphors?) and I don't have to wait until all my ducks are in a row before I cut myself some slack. No, this little chickie is about to embark on a new stage of life where joy and being happy have a front row seat for a change.