On quietness and being.

Welp, the minute I sit down to finally write a post, I write it and it dissapears :/

It’s been two weeks since the move.

It’s been two weeks (almost) since my last post (!).

It’s been a blur of a two weeks. A blur of a few months. And I am trying my damnest to simplify, to be, to enjoy these special moments, this special time in my life.

But I just wish I had more hours in the day. I feel settled…yet not settled, because there’s never enough time. (if that makes any sense). And I start to get frustrated with myself. Like this morning, thinking of the week and weekend ahead and all I want toΒ do.Β And then I read this, from Joel Osteen:

So many people today find themselves caught up in the day-to-day busyness of life, driven to do more in less time. It seems people constantly strive to find ways to cram more into their already overcrowded schedules. But at the same time, God is constantly inviting us to step away from the hectic pace of life and come to Him to find rest for our souls. He invites us to be still before Him, to get quiet so we can hear His voice and set our hearts and minds at peace.

As much as I try to de-crowd, it’s still crowded. I need to prioritize even more. I need to let come to the surface the big things, not the ‘obligations’ or things I feel like I HAVE to do, and just do those that are important to do. And to embrace the chaos right now, as I am surrounded by the family and friends that would go to the ends of the earth and back for me (and vice versa) and a man that I love from the bottom of my heart, and to the tips of my toes. A man I cannot wait to marry and see where our lives take us, together, united.

And for now, I am going to do my best to juggle the two jobs I am doing as my boss is on maternity leave (great timing with moving too, right? #sarcasm), and use this as an opportunity to grow, and learn, and practice simplifying in my job as well, focusing on the big tasks, and not worrying SO much about the little. Staying in GSD mode and tackling the challenge <–that is my daily pep talk to myself!

…sorry for such a rambling post, but it’s what’s swirling right now, and what I need to really focus on. I have a feeling I am not the only one who needs this, and this reminder. So, friends, simplify, quiet yourself, and just be…it’s worth the challenge.


20 thoughts on “On quietness and being.

  1. Don’t be afraid to take even 5 minutes to step outside and just sit today and empty your mind. It can be so refreshing and much easier to tackle stuff. We all get to that place where we just try to keep up and forget to enjoy. Keep breathing. You’ve got this:)

    1. That is the best advice ever, friend. I try to do that during the day, for sure, and just breathe and shake my mind loose. but I need to do it far more often. XOXO.

  2. It’s crazy how the busyness sort of keeps creeping back in on you (us). It’s so hard to just be and I think it’s because of our society – we’re expected to go go go, work work work. We need to take notes from other countries that recognize the importance of slowing down.

    1. It TOTALLY is crazy that it keeps creeping in even when I try my best not to let it. Sometimes it is unavoidable and the trick is working through it, despite the chaos. right?

  3. This perfectly describes how I’ve felt for the past few months…so incredibly content, loved, and blessed….and yet i would love a few more hours in the day to get more done and still have time to relax…not quite how life works though and maybe it’s better that way…encourages us to try and truly focus on what’s important. I hope things slow down soon, love!

    1. You are right, life doesn’t always happen quietly, even when we try to make it that way…and feeling blessed and loved in the midst of chaos, well, that’s just beautiful πŸ™‚

  4. This is exactly how I’m trying to live my life right now. Enjoy, simplify and create a happy atmosphere. I don’t want my boys growing up with a stressful childhood. I’m glad you’re taking some time to just be. I hope you have an incredible week!

  5. It’s never easy to just “slow down” – which really should be the easiest thing in the world, right? Take a few minutes for yourself every day just to unwind and recenter – it’s super helpful! πŸ™‚

  6. The busyness – why does it keep cropping up?? I don’t know how every second of every minute of the day gets crammed up. I long to just be. Actually, today was the first day in a very long time when I felt like it moved at a normal pace – wasn’t frantic or rushed or stressed. It felt odd – and odd that it felt odd (does that make sense?). Here’s to taking at least a few minutes each day for ourselves, OK?

    1. It DOES feel odd when I am NOT busy…maybe that’s why it crops up, because I see I am not that busy, so I add more and then get busy again. Fail. LOL!

  7. I didn’t think this post was rambling at all! I like to have quite time in the mornings to meditate and in the evenings to journal. When I am not able to do this (like now) I tend to feel not as grounded. Thank you for writing it – I needed this.

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