Friday, April 23, 2010

As I Think About Time

For adults time seems to move fast, and even speed up a bit over the years. But I would have thought that being unemployed and dealing with my pain would have slowed it down some. I'm a little surprised at how quickly time is still moving. Perhaps it continues at a clip because taking care of myself and my housewife duties is actually the equivalent of full time work.

As I stop and think about this I'm realizing that I do fill my time well with positive stuff. There is the obvious productivity of household chores (dishes, laundry, cleaning, etc.). More recently I've been spending a good amount of time educating myself about better eating and searching out good recipes. This blog and the connections I'm making participating in Chronic Babes have been a wonderful personal boost. I still manage to read for entertainment. And when my husband is around we do stuff together.

As I think about my time I see that my life is pretty good despite the hurdles I'm presently struggling with. So I'm setting an intention for my life today: To find/regain/reestablish my creativity that seems to have disappeared as a result of the pain and/or medications. I really do miss participating in a creative process and would just love to do so again.


  1. What an amazingly positive intention. Having the "must do's" in life into perspective can lead us into more options in life. Don't let guilt hamper your fun in finding creativity. I felt like since I couldn't work I shouldn't be enjoying life. Everyone has the right to find bliss.

  2. I can relate to this so much! I used to hum that old song 'If I only had time!'
    Congratulations on the wonderful things you are doing!

  3. I am definitely paying for my big adventure to the DMZ. But it was completely worth it!! I am so glad that you stopped by my blog to share my journey with me. Hopefully today finds you happy, healthy and enjoying life.