I know, I know. I know what you’re thinking.
It’s Wednesday already, and there has been no post from Her Side yet this week. Well, Her Side is floundering. Buried under a mountain of work. Barely having a moment to remember to feed the cat in between finishing work and crashing for a few hours of sleep and then rising to keep working. Trying desperately to get through the next few days when things should get a lot easier.
And boom. There it is. That inevitable thing that happens when you don’t have time to live your life because you’re so busy living your life: you try to skip days. I swore I would stop doing that, and am ashamed that I’ve gotten myself into that habit again. I’ve been doing it since the holidays.
It happened in 2008 as well (most of 2008, in fact, which passed me by like a freight train without brakes), which is why, in 2009, I remembered how much I love hiking and camping and made an effort to make time for it again. Which is how I realized that neither activity has to be a giant production (despite all of my precautions and warnings). Which is why I decided to start writing about it so other people could stop living for the weekend, or the end of this crazy project, or whatever is keeping them (you) from living your life the way they (you) want to live it. So you could take my advice, get yourself in the habit, and take the time to smell the roses. Or whatever else you find on the trail.
You can do it. Try something new. Or old, it doesn’t matter. Stop putting off your life until you have more time to live it. Do it now. Don’t let life pass you by.
And I’ll be back on Friday and try really hard not to miss another day of posting. Thanks for sticking around!
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