Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snails Pace

I have to admit that this "creating the life you want" business is a lot of work. Some people are good at this sort of thing, take my sister-in-law Heather for example. She seems to have her life plotted out. She makes her way down an imaginary list ticking off her accomplishments. It's like watching someone going through a grocery list. PhD, check. Married by 30, check. House, check. Baby, check. Oops, forgot to write this one down, create a catering business, check....and let's see, next on the list is baby number 2 but that's not until the aisle number 4. All I can do is stare and wonder, "Is she for real?"

I have a list. Hell, I have 20 lists! I might be ticking through them at a snails pace but I guess it's progress from my past where I'd create a list and stuff it into the bottom of my purse only to be found a year later when digging for a dime at a drive-thru window. While that is generally a happy moment, a smile of recognition usually spreads across my face "ahh, hello dear list, I remember you", it just gets stuffed back in, I know not a very progressive cycle.

This new snails pace forward, however, is unnerving. I am at best in a state of complete frenzy probably  95% of the time. I must look similar to a panicked mouse because I get a lot of people asking if I'm OK, at which point I usually belt out a hurried "Yeah, why?"

How do people look so calm when accomplishing life goals? Is it practice? I guess that I'll find out but in the mean time maybe a nice glass of wine would help.

3 comments:

JMT said...

Yes, some people do it all, but hey, are they really happy and do they really have it all together? I think that stopping to smell the roses and accomplishing things while actually realizing you're accomplishing them is better than always having to run from one goal to the next.
NOw about that glass of wine...

jules hanna said...

I totally agree! Why not enjoy the experience while it's happening. Soak it all in....

Jenn said...

The water may seem smooth on the surface, but underneath could be very turbulent. Heck, I'm going at a snails pace too and that is just fine with me! What is the rush anyway? Life needs to be enjoyed! Now where is that glass of vino?