I just read a wonderful post by Leigh on her blog: In Case I’m Gone. Here is an excerpt:
by leighmcg3 on May 22, 2012
I have a tendency to rush. Not rush my work per say, but to feel burdened by the sense of what I need to accomplish, then flap around trying to complete everything faster and more efficiently. I’m a multi-tasker to the extreme and for the most part I’m quite highly functioning. The thing is, when I really stop to consider my behavior – which is rare, because who has the time to do that? – I realize that I’m not necessarily enjoying myself. For all my efficiency I’m stretched a bit thin and I’m becoming aware that I often miss moments thinking about, or dealing with, something else. I like completing tasks. I like checking things off my list. But for all the things I do, my list is never shorter. There’s always something else to add, handle or deal with. Maybe it’s the life of a mother, or a woman, or just the general burden of adulthood. I’m just not sure it’s the best way to live.
Go over to Leigh’s blog to read the rest – it is beautifully written and well worth the time.
It seems since I started thinking about these kinds of things that I am finding inspiration everywhere. One of the things I am going to do with this blog is put them here to remember and review. Though I am not a mother, Leigh’s blog frequently inspires me to think about how we look at life and what is important. “Slow Down” is no exception.