It’s time that I put ‘me’ and ‘enjoy the journey’ higher on my to do list. My guess is that this is true for many of you! Do you feel guilty when you want time for yourself? Do you feel like you will never get through your to do list? When is the last time you – Relaxed? Took a nap? Called an old friend? Let the chores go undone and just had fun with family and friends? Smelled the Roses? This blog was inspired by the song “My List” performed by Toby Keith, lyrics are in italics.
“It is time that I make time for that.” I am a type A, get ‘er done personality. My son teases me that I make lists to make lists. I am one of the most productive, efficient and organized people I know. I love to volunteer and willingly do things for others. I am a ‘give it my all or nothing’ kind of person. For most of my adult life, I have gone through the hurried motions in life’s journey as if it were a race. Looking back, I wish I would have allowed myself to simply enjoy the journey more often.
I need to make it a priority for the things that make me happy such as building relationships, travel, photography, and to check things off my bucket list. I will still do more in a day than most. The difference is now I want to embrace and enjoy this journey with the same importance. Life is short, let’s make the best of it while we can.
Last Saturday, I had a first date for lunch and a trip to the zoo. It was great! I got to know him better, took photos, and enjoyed God’s creations. We loved the different colors, smells, build, and behaviors of the animals. He held an umbrella over my head so that my camera and I would stay dry. I am glad I didn’t have a plan or a list, I simply allowed myself to enjoy this journey.
“Look up a long-lost friend of mine.” With very little effort, old friends become current friends again. It is time well spent.
I am still a list person and always will be. I found a great free app called Wunderlist. You can set up as many lists as you want, all of the data is in one place. I have lists for groceries, home projects, work, weekend chores, blog topic ideas and a bucket list. I just added a new one – My Journey list.
“Just start livin’, that is the next thing on my list.” What should be on your list that isn’t? What is on your list that should be removed or can wait? Do you allow yourself to simply enjoy this wonderful journey called life? How?
…… And life goes on.
Courtesy: “My List” was written by Tim James and Rand Bishop, Performed by Toby Keith.