Life is funny. While sometimes life feels as if it is moving at a snail’s pace, other times life moves so fast that you cannot take a breath. That is where I find myself during every move, including this one.
It is not so much the flurry of activity, but the amount of things that are undone and the amount of time I have available. As I prepare to go to Korea, there are many different tasks, meetings, appointments, and activities that I need to do to get my there and to get my family ready for the separation. But, there are so many things that I still wanted to do while I was here and people that I wanted to spend time with. There is also the desire to stop and rest.
In our world, we do not take enough time to stop. There is always something that we are going to do or being asked to do. There is always that desire to do something and requiring you to say “no” to something else. Many times that is our own downtime. We do not take the opportunity to stop very often. We always put if off until tomorrow. Until after the move. Until the winter. Until after the next move. And the cycle continues.
What is important is that we take that time. There will always be something to pull you away, unless you set up boundaries. Until we learn to take control over our schedules will we always be at the tyranny of the clock.
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