A change in perspective

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

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Well it's January 27 and this is my first post. The truth is that I have a few posts I'd like to write, but my computer seems to have different plans. When I try to work on a photo, my computer crashes. I'm finally getting it checked it out next week.

Until then I'm taking it as a sign. I found myself saying: Oh well a lot.

Oh well. I'll keep it slow.
Oh well. I'll open my eyes.
Oh well. I'll be with my family.
Oh well. I'll read my book.

I've been reading Hands Free Life and it's changing my perspective. I can feel it already. I felt it on page 36 after crying for the fourth time. The main premise is to be present. Stafford doesn't want you to get to your '40s and '50s and realize that your kids are gone and you never really got a chance to get to know them because you were too busy doing other things.

Like staring at your phone all the time.
Like sitting at your computer every chance you get while the kids play underfoot.
Like working all hours of the day.

Even though I'm a stay-at-home mom I struggle with being present. I like a clean house. I love Instagram. I love Netflix. But this book is making me realize that I really need to live life on the outside of those things.

I encourage everyone to read this book. It's helping me to figure out what's important to me.

Don't get me wrong... I'm still going to like Instagram, Netflix and a clean house, but I'm going to shift things in a way that will allow me to be present with my family when they need and want it.

I wish you all a Happy 2016 friends!
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