2/21/2016: Lived

 

Keeping it shorter tonight because truth be told I’ve got a raging headache and heavy eyes!

I had big plans for the weekend: catch up on delinquent emails (sorry if you haven’t heard back from me), get a jump start on the week, and spend the time in between curled up in bed recharging my batteries post-launch. Guess what though? None of that happened. Instead there was house-hunting, daytime road-tripping, and brunching with friends.

A year ago this might have stressed me out beyond belief. I would have been itching to get home to return to my work (I actually really love working on the weekends.) I would have said to myself, “There’s more work to be done.”

But you know what I realized today? There may be more work to be done, but there’s also more LIFE to be LIVED.

There is more world to be seen, more laughs to be had, more moments to soak in. And if you spend every day absorbed in your work, even if you love it as much as I do, you’ll become beholden to it, I state that I never want to be in.

My weekend may not have gone according to plan, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t go better than planned. Sometimes we just have to put the to-do list aside and get out there and LIVE.