Monday, December 7, 2015

We're all rushing for no reason anyway.

It's the year-end and this is usually the time when most people would reflect back on the year that has passed, take stock and plan for the new year that's coming. I'm no different (´つω・`)

Looking back, there's 2 things I feel pretty accomplished about. One is I've started {again} and kept going on my fitness journey to transform myself for life. A transformation not just in body aesthetics, but in my mindset and lifestyle habits. 

Two, I feel that I'm a more intentional parent now who takes the effort to put down my camera {and phone} to have a healthy balance of capturing and being present for the our family memories. I've slowed down my pace and find myself saying "hurry up" to Lil Pumpkin less often. It's not a #humblebrag but really something I'm proud and happy about because I know these changes in my parenting style is making Lil Pumpkin happier too.

There's still some things I need to figure out for next year that was making me quite anxious but I came across this quote by S.C. Lourie,
"Don't be so hard on yourself for not having it together all the time, for not knowing all the answers. You don't always have to be sure of who you are, otherwise there' be nothing left to discover. You don't have to know where you're headed or have a clear vision of the bigger picture. Sometimes taking one tiny step at a time is more than enough.

Sometimes slowing down just to feel the wind blow against you is the beauty of life right there. Wander, be unsure when it is natural to be. Let yourself breathe.

We're all rushing for no reason anyway."
Yes, I should remember that there's beauty in discovery and joy in the journey.

Maybe the journey will not be about knowing what I want or becoming anything. Maybe it will be about knowing what I don't want or unbecoming everything that isn't really me, so that I can live the life and be who I was meant to be in the first place.

Gonna stop thinking about next year's plans/ goals/ resolutions and just enjoy the rest of the holiday season with the family. Hope you will too



An Apel a Day said...

Oh my gosh I needed to read this. I've been so busy lately I can't decided what to get done next. Yesterday I spent much of the day making sugar cookies. What did I do at the end of the day - I dropped the tin holding them. Ya a ton of them are broken. I may have cussed a few choice words. I need to slow down.

Susan said...

You really echoed how I feel. In fact, I just wrote a note to Sophie to apologise for snapping at her and being so impatient. Let's jia you at being more intentional parents.

Masshole Mommy said...

We are always in such a rush here and I hate this way of life.

An Apel a Day said...

I feel less rushed now that I got a lot done this morning.

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Theresa Mahoney said...

Well said, Ai! This is a time to enjoy family and be in the moment. I need to slwow down myself!

Cascia Talbert said...

I needed to read this too. I am always busy and rushing my kids. I think I should slow down a bit and enjoy my life without being in such a hurry. Have a great week!

Stacy said...

I like this post and accompanying photo.