This has to be the primary message trying to make itself clear these days. Slow down. Stop multi-tasking. Stop trying to do everything. I didn't pay my credit card bill until 4 days after it was due. I was balancing my register and wondered why it hadn't posted. I got it in the register but never set up the bill pay. Four days may sound minor but I haven't been even one day late in 11 years.
My mood this week was...stormy. Ask David, I am sure he would agree. Yesterday I was talking to a customer and thought I might cry. And nobody better comment about that being normal at my age.
Fortunately I was working from home most of the week. After years of never being alone, I find that I need time alone. My favorite time of the day has become after David leaves in the morning when I lay by myself in the semi-dark quiet of our bedroom.
This image represents change and possibility to me. I feel like so much has changed in the last few years - we became grandparents, we became empty-nesters - and there is more change to come. I can feel it.
An invitation accepted. For years I didn't use my vacation unless someone was sick or school was out. Now I get to use it for me. So when my mom called and said "Want to go to Florida in August", I said yes, yes I do.