It has been said that straying even one or two tiny degrees from a desired flight plan can transport airplane passengers to a vastly different destination from the one to which they may have hoped to arrive (see this talk…I love it).
I’ve been thinking about that a lot lately as I’ve been bracing myself for some wing-dinger months and events coming up. I’m stressing out a little bit.
In trying to be proactive so I don’t go into door-slamming break-down mode, I’ve realized I’m a few degrees off in how I spend my time.
My desired “destination” is first and foremost to be “present” with my family and with my God. And since life doesn’t just neatly fit in a little package to make that easy (dang it!), I have realized I have to fight for balance more and more as kids grow older and life fills in with more and more commitments.
As I’ve tried to simplify and cut things out I’ve realized this blog sometimes takes up big chunks of my time that are not proportionate to my goals and desired “destination.”
And because I do not have any desire to quit recording life and giving my swirling thoughts a place to rest here in writing, I decided I’m going to give a new thing a try:
The fifteen-minute blog post experiment.
I am going to set a time limit each morning this week to see if I can finish each post in 15 minutes or less.
And so, dear children, and children’s children, and their children after that who may have interest in what life was like right here and now, please forgive me if this week my grammar is sub par, or if I say something that may unintentionally hurt feelings or not be entirely politically correct. I am putting first things first and trying to find a balance that will benefit us for years to come as I work to keep a record of “us” on the side. I hope we will always remember the beauty of life right now at the same time as we strive to live it fully, and “present”ly.
Ooops, that fifteen minutes is up. That sure goes quick!