I’ve been trying to take more ownership of my time lately, not just how I spend it, but more specifically how I talk about it. It’s partially to remind myself how powerful words can be, but also to be a good example for the kids.
It would be very easy for me to say that I haven’t written a blog in awhile because I’ve been so busy, too busy. But let’s be real. While I have been busy, there has still been enough time to blow through 2 seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race on Netflix. So what I really should say is, I haven’t been making the time to blog lately. It hasn’t been a high priority for me over the last few months, and I think that’s fair. We’ve moved apartments, been coaching basketball, and these little gremlins use up every last ounce of energy and patience I have left. Most days I can barely muster the energy to stay up past 9:00.
But there are some really good things being made a priority with what little free time I’ve got. There’s lots of exercising happening and playing in the snow, and birthday parties with friends. There’s lots of arts and crafts time. These kids love their art time, I have no idea where they get it. 😉
And for the most part, we’re just getting through this very busy, dark time of year. Ryan and I leave for a London getaway next week. And there are 2 very magical things happening while we are there. I get to see Hamilton and I get to eat at Chipotle. I know neither of these things has any relation to Great Britain, but I get to experience them both in a week and I am beyond myself with excitement! A good English breakfast takes a close 3rd place in my joy. Plus we’ll get to walk around London and see all the other cool things they have that aren’t Hamilton and Chipotle. Like this amazing milkshake, I must track this down.
Yes, London, I know you are good for more than food and theater, but let me bask in the idea of a milkshake topped with a donut and marshmallows a little longer.
Almost as soon as we get back, I am off to Azerbaijan for our CEESA basketball tournament, which should be tons of fun. Our team is amazing this year, most of the girls I’ve been working with for 3 years, so it’s a really good feeling to have developed a team to this point.
Then I get back, and Ryan goes on his CEESA trip to Tbiilisi (Georgia the country), and he comes back just in time for Rowen’s 2nd birthday, then leaves again for a week to Iceland.
Are you tired yet? I’m tired and the whirlwind hasn’t started yet.
So it’s time to own this moment. I’m going to go teach and coach and parent and wife and cook and paint and swim and read and sleep and all the other verbs that are taking up so much time right now. But damn, those are some pretty lucky verbs. I am so blessed to have my time filled with them.