Adding LIFE to your years and years to your life!
Today is my first day of vacation..... let me say that I have not had a day off for a LONG time- it has been a year when almost everyday I have had some kind of responsibility..... working at preschool, practicing or playing music, babysitting my 3 year old granddaughter, taking care of my 17 year old son....... so I am officially taking the summer off. Last night I actually made plans with a friend to go swimming and go to an art class. I kept asking myself...... Don't I have something that I am responsible for that prevents me from making plans? ..... the answer was " no" and it was kinda freaky!
Yesterday I actually missed being able to fix supper for my son and daughter. I was like... you mean I have time to myself.
So it is a big responsibility to have free time! I know I have LOTS of things I want to accomplish, but will I use my free time to the best advantage? In 2 weeks I am going to Redding California for a 2 week conference at Bethel Church- I will be a 60 year old woman in a sea of 20-30 year olds! Hugely out of my comfort zone!!! Taking all kinds of classes dance, music, etc. As a basically shy person who has been plugged into job and family for the last 10-15-20- 27 years, it is a big big jump!
But I am looking forward to trying new things - I know I will feel uncomfortable! I know I will feel anxious- I know I will feel like a duck out of water- but I also know that doing new things connects us to who we are and who we can become. I am excited!