I find it really ironic that my last post talked about my inability to embrace downtime. Since I wrote that post, I’ve had legit zero downtime. Just a crazy, crazy week on all fronts – work, barre n9ne, social time at night. All very WORTH IT activities in my days, but just entirely jammed into my week this week for some reason. Sort of like world’s colliding or something.
And the more I thought about it, the more I realized something:
The “Universe” spoke to me.
(and by “Universe” I really mean “God”)
Man, He has quite the sense of humor, I must say.
I do believe He’s using this crazy busy week to force me to stay ‘in’ the moment AND to remind me just how valuable (and rare) downtime is.
So that’s what I’m doing over here. I’m staying ‘in’ the moment.
Every moment spent with the cutest niece ever and my two sisters during ‘sister dinner’ last night – I sat back and tried to relish those moments vs. rushing through them or allowing myself to get distracted, worrying that I ‘should’ be using the hours after work more ‘wisely.’ (i.e. doing chores and things around the house that have been neglected the past few days.)
(side note: This was probably the most memorable sister dinner yet, Isabel is the most loving, cuddly, kind and fun little girl ever. I adore her, everything about her…but especially how she says “hi aunTIE” (with a cute lilt to her voice) when she sees me.)
Every ‘me’ workout I can (safely) fit in this week, I’m making it count. Intervals one day, a 6 miler on the treadmill the next day (where I pushed it for that last mile, knowing I had it in me to go just a wee bit farther — and stepped off that treadmill proud, and very sweaty). Embracing the miles versus dreading them or forcing them. #makeitcount
The spare minutes I’ve had with Scott this week – and remembering to hug him just a little bit tighter this week, since our ‘us’ time has been extremely minimal (which all changes tonight during our midweek ‘date night’ – I’m sensing an epic ‘rummy wars’ battle on the agenda…along with ample amounts of wine).
Disconnecting – and not worrying that I’m ‘missing out’ on something. I have barely read a single blog post this week.
…and I’m not apologizing for that.
Because guess what? When the “Universe” speaks…it’s time to listen.