Do you ever wake up knowing that you’re in trouble before your feet even hit the ground? That’s today. I haven’t gotten out of bed yet, I didn’t get enough sleep and I’m thinking about the day ahead. Today is a day where there are not enough hours to squeeze in all that I have to do. I’m back to the sensation of the performer spinning plates. I predict a few broken plates today. I’m not being negative, I’m being practical.
Days like today leave no room for error. I need to get my daughter off to school (while being a loving and patient mom), get out for my first real 5K training run since the race (which occurred over a week ago), fit about 10 hours of work into 2 hours time, attend a job fair (because something’s got to pay the bills), make dinner and then somehow split myself and my daughter in two so we can attend two school events being held at the same time at different locations.
After I excel at all of that I can come home and catch up on the laundry that got neglected over the weekend, put some time into writing my business plan, scour the web for freelance blogging opportunities and then sigh while I look at my messy place. I pray in the process no one calls with any crisis, that my daughter is happy and cooperative and that my spirit enjoys today’s obstacle course offerings. This is the kind of day I get to remind myself that life is precious.
Yes, life is precious. So while I am zipping through task after task or begging my daughter to listen so I can keep moving and achieve my goals, I also have to use at least one nostril to smell life’s bouquet. If this is it and we only get one pass at each day, I get to find the beauty and majesty in each moment. I will not run around like a crazed zombie. I will be focused, driven and open to any opportunities that might present themselves.