For the last few weeks finding time to write has been such a struggle. I have been on a tremendous journey since the first of January when I made a life changing decision about my health. My decision was not light and one that has been taxing into my personal time and has really challenged me with how I manage my professional and family time. In addition, my family suffered a great tragedy with the loss of my grandfather, my mother’s father. Needless to say I have been preoccupied and saddened that I cannot share my joy for writing about my family and sharing all the goodies of going toxin free. Amazing how we can fill our lives with so much busyness that we wonder where the time goes.
What I have found in these new adventures is how well I spend my time, where I spend my time and with whom. We consume ourselves with so much noise in our lives that do not bring us joy. The noise is just noise yet we have been accustomed to having all the ruckus in our lives as opposed to honing in on what truly matters.
Finding what matters in life is a tough bill if you actually assess what fills your cup.
After I left the bank and started evaluating new horizons with my professional career, my personal life went by the wayside. My time was spent trying to fill a void. I was busy with my kids, I was busy trying to find what it was that God was wanting me to go. I was busy trying to find words for blog posts. I was busy trying to find meaning. In all that, another year had passed and I was still left feeling unaccomplished, unfulfilled and unhappy.
Where was my time spent and was it spent effectively? So I began looking at how my kids were benefiting from my time, my professional time, my husband, was he receiving adequate time from me. Finally, what about my own personal time and my personal happiness. The Chad and I looked at what is my passion, what are my talents and how I could braid all of these together with my family. I learned to cut the crap of time spent wasted on people, events and duties that were impacting my family, my happiness and my success.
Pictures became clearer and my life began to sync personally and professionally in certain ways. I took a huge plunge with my personal life that is radically rocking my world, follow along as I share this journey and adventure on my other site. The site was started some years ago to share outside of the shenanigans with my family. Come see my personal stories and how I am sharing where the rest of my time goes outside of my family.
7 Replies to “Where Does the Time Go”
First of all, I am sorry for the loss of your grandfather. I wish you healing and love in your future for you and your family. It sounds like you are going through a big change in your life. I went through that about twenty years ago, when I almost lost my life in a accident. Change is good but very scary! I look forward to hearing more about what you are going to do.
I’m so sorry for your loss
I am so sorry for the loss in your life. This article really interests me so I will check out the other site. Time does fly so we need to make the most of it. Thank you for sharing
I’m so sorry for your losses. As always you are in my thoughts and prayers. I’m so proud of your success in working out and better eating habits and hope they soon brush off on me 🙂 You look fabulous and have so much to be proud of.
Time and appropriating time is always an issue here in our home too. Neal and I live to work because if we don’t we won’t live. I’m hoping sometime soon we can slow down and put a few things back in our lives we enjoy doing.
I want to extend my sincere condolences and heartbreak to you. I can definitely see what you mean by feeling like you lose time. Thanks for sharing this and I hope to read more from you.
First, I’m so sorry for the loss of your grandfather. Second, Thanks for sharing this heartfelt post!
Losing someone can definitely make you reevaluate your own life choices. It brings it all home, so to speak. Sometimes, you just know you have to make changes.