A couple of weeks ago, I had one of the busiest weeks of my life. I kid you not. I know we all always say how busy we are, but it was a serious doozy. It was Halloween, three family birthdays, our HeartStories GNO, an eight-hour (8 boy) full-day birthday party adventure, Saturday ball games, and a beautiful bridal shower in Grapevine for my niece Rebecca. Oh and a full schedule on Sunday. I had every intention of sharing all the fun on social media, but by the end of it all, I could barely lift a finger. Sunday night, I literally laid down on the kitchen floor completely used up and laughing while my family made dinner.
This picture was right in the middle of it all.
The crazy all stood still while we celebrated Miss Rebecca, who will become a Mrs. this Friday night in Florida. Now that the dust has settled, the thing I can’t help but notice is that every moment of that week mattered. Would I like to have a week that crazy again? No thanks. Will I? Probably. You probably will too.
It’s the pace of the world we live in.
That kind of pace obviously isn’t sustainable long-term, of course. But there’s so much value in giving it all you’ve got. I love the old “Motto to Live By” that says:
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “WooHoo! What a Ride!” (Hunter S. Thompson)
Sometimes we forget that’s what life is for. . . it’s for living.
Boundaries are so important. Always say “no” when it’s not your “best yes”. But when all the best yeses fall into the same week, sometimes you just need to buckle up, brace yourself to skid in sideways in a cloud of smoke, breathe it all in, pull your best Hail Mary, and enjoy the ride.
Being worn out and used up means it’s been a good journey.
Go get some good rest and connection to refuel.
It’s about time to do it all over again.
to more love,