Oh boy, the past two weeks have been super busy.
My family and I did some busy travel over the Mother's Day weekend. We had a great time...but we were tired when it was all said and done. Then came my birthday, and a few days after that, my mom's birthday.
How did I spend my birthday? RELAXED...or as relaxed as I could get. I treated myself to a massage, a movie, and some shoes. It was a really good day.
I also spent some time reflecting and realizing that I suck at relaxing. LOL. I just don't do it enough. I don't spend a lot of time doing things for me, either because it costs too much or more than I want to spend. I'm so busy doing things non-personal things that when the time comes and I have some me-time, the only thing I really want to do is rest/lay in bed/watch TV. Or something else comes up and me-time is pushed further and further back.
I have to stop doing that. I don't know how to stop doing it, but something has got to give. LOL. I have to make time to do some things I really want to do, whatever the cost or time involved. I have spent so much time going to funerals over the past 12 years and what that has shown me is what we all already know: Tomorrow is not promised. I really need to learn how to live for today, and put that philosophy on repeat in my life.
If you don't do that, so do you.
It may seem like a very morbid/mundane reflection for a birthday post, but I came to this realization quite happily. Not too many sour feelings involved. Just the realization of the truth behind the phrase "carpe diem" and trying to figure out how I'm going to get to carpe-ing.
How you do carpe your diem?