Well, that is, I didn't know it until today. I'm at my happiest when I'm busiest.
Why today was the day I should receive a wake-up call, I have no idea. But as I sat down to the computer to do my usually morning routine of checking and replying to email, checking, posting, and replying to FB, checking, reading and commenting on blogs I follow, it occurs to me that I was in heaven. All my little ducks in a row. The systems was purring with efficiency. I love it when things are running smoothly. That's when I take more on. And so I did.
Make plans to meet a friend for coffee, check. Volunteer to make dinner for a neighbor who is expecting a new baby, check. Add another 30 minutes to my workout routine, check. Buy a megaphone to yell at the super bad 4th graders on the playground, check (more on my new job in future posts). Set-up an Etsy store as a mother/daughter project, check. Churn-out artwork and handmade creations for said Etsy store, check and working on more. Pray for so many people going through such tragic times (please read my previous post), sadly check. Plan vacations, do laundry, organize school party, finish centerpieces for sister's shower, remind husband of weekly calendar, take the dog to the vet, call dentist to complain about bill, go to DMV to return plates for car sold last week, write my blog, help my daughter with homework, make dinner, eat, sleep, brush teeth, pray some more, check.
My head is spinning and my plate is full and yet, I'm loving every minute of it. So, I stop to ask myself the question "why". And here is where the "Ah-ha" moment comes in. I am hardwired to live a purposefully life. I can't be sedentary, I have to be doing something. I think I may have been Amish in a past life - up at dawn, chores all day, pass out from exhaustion at dark, and start all over again. Have you ever seen a grumpy Amish person? I haven't. They love their lifestyle and so do I.
Wow! Realizing something about myself was the whole point of starting this blog. CHECK!!
The next time I start complaining about being crazy busy, remind me to take a deep breath and enjoy! It means I'm living the life I love. Of course, all bets are off if something goes wrong like the 15 year old furnace finally dying - it's freezing today! ;-)