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on being busy

Mornings are quiet around here. And really, the only consistently same part of any given day. Baby usually naps for quite some time and I usually spend the hour and a half to two hours staring at a computer screen and getting a bit of work done. I’m taking a break real quick to post something for myself really. It may benefit you as well, but I just know I need to put these words down for myself so that they can continue to bring life into perspective even in the future.

There’s an article that’s gone viral (at least in my social media world… which is made up of mostly stay-at-home moms) and while I smiled and agreed while reading, I found myself really challenged by the end:

We seem to value our time so little, that we find our worth based on how little of it we have. In other words, we’ve idolized “being busy,” and confused it with being “important.” You can be busy but unimportant, just as you can be important but not busy… I think it’s safe to say that none of us are as busy as we think we are; and however busy we actually are, it’s more than we need to be.

More than we need to be.

If I was to be honest I would admit that I like being more busy than I need to be. It makes me feel fulfilled and productive and so very content with myself. Work is good. I’m all about man being made to work, but as I’m finding with most things in life, there’s a precious balance to be discovered.

And I’m too far on the proud side of making sure I’m busy.

In other news: our house feels a bit topsy turvy these days. Our downstairs bathroom walls and ceiling are all patched up from a leak The Husband had to fix recently. And now it’s full of toiletries which are usually in the master bath but that shower is being grouted and sealed again. After two full weekend of renovating my parent’s kitchen, I feel a bit like we’re constantly surrounded by house projects.

Welcome to being a home owner, right?

And I’ll be getting more apples today. And making sure Baby gets some fresh air (It really smells like fall these days. Can’t get enough!). And The Husband has a super long weekend since Columbus Day is right around the corner. Government, thanks for strange days off. This is all happy.

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