Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Update on Rushing

I have 4 days left of being in my 20's and am really trying to get this "no rushing through life" thing started before it becomes my real New Year's Resolution on November 21. And I will say, I think I've made progress. I keep catching myself rushing and I stop, take a deep breath and try to slow down. Not sure if its the pregnancy or what, but it doesn't take much to get my heart racing so its a good reminder to stop and breathe.

I've been getting awful headaches every day and can't figure out anything that will help them. Tylenol is about all I can take so I've been taking that, but it only takes the edge off. They say headaches are common during pregnancy, and since I've had them my whole life, I guess they are just having a heyday now that I've got hormones surging through my body!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New Year's Resolution

I realized something last night over dinner: I am turning THIRTY in a week and a half. I’ve known for several years that I will be turning thirty this year but it somehow crept up on me none-the-less. What a shock!

As I was brushing my teeth last night, I decided to make a new year’s resolution for this next year of my life. If I had to guess, I would say I’ve spent 85% of my life rushing. Not because I’m late, I’m actually very punctual. But for some reason, I do everything in fast forward. If I’m brushing my teeth, I’m trying to multitask and put on my shoes, find jewelry and ½ a dozen other things so I don’t “waste time.” If I’m driving, I rush. Even if it means I’m 15 minutes early to something, I still rush to get there. When I watch a tv show, I get up during every commercial and load the dishwasher, change the laundry, lay out clothes for the next day, just to “do” something.

Its been this way as long as I can remember but I want to find a way to de-program that out of my life this next year. Maybe having a baby will help. Maybe it will make it harder. I don’t know. But I do know that rushing just makes me uptight and feeling like there is always something else I “should” be doing to make my time worthwhile.

Kyle is the exact opposite and I hope to somehow learn from his unhurried ways. I am convinced that life would be more pleasant if I was not in a constant rush to get through it.