Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Where is it all going?!?
24 sounds like a pretty decent size number...doesn't it?
Well it is but not when we are counting the hours in a day!
It seems, lately, that time is simply flying past! Am I the only one who is having a hard time believing that it is already past the middle of OCTOBER?!?
Don't get me wrong...this means we are getting closer to:
1. Trick-or-Treat (very fun!)
2. Thanksgiving Break
3. The end of the semester!!!!!!
4. Christmas
5. The arrival of Baby Ervin
6. etc, etc, etc.
However, it also means that my life is flying past! For the past 2 months my life has been filled with a whole lot of sitting at this computer typing away at papers and assignments for school. Let me just take a minute to say that I will be so excited when graduation day finally comes (whenever that may be)! This month also marks 5 months that we have been back from Uganda...which is about the amount of time that we spent IN Uganda. I must confess that the time on this side of the globe has gone by much faster. I think this is due to the "busy-ness" of life in America.
When we were in Uganda, I decided that I wanted my life to SSSLLLOOOWWW down, but since we have been back it has been extremely hard to slow it down in this fast paced culture. Everything and everyone seems to be demanding some portion of my time! As a matter of fact, I just had to check the time to see how much time was left on my parking meter...even the parking meter is demanding my time! AHH!! :)
On a more positive note, Mike and I have been really trying to spend more time just the 2 of us, and it has been really rewarding. We have had to say "no thank you" to some invitations to dinner, or just to hang out with some great friends and our families. Even though saying "no thank you" was pretty hard (because we LOVE being with people) we have truly benefitted from spending time just the 2 of us...actually I guess there are technically 3 of us ;)
So...just some thoughts about time. I wish there was more of it, but then again, if there was more of it, it wouldn't be so special now would it?
I am going back to enjoying my time, sipping a vanilla latte, and browing the web!
Hope you can take some time to enjoy time and life. Examine your life and find out what can be done to give you more time to truly LIVE and not just rush. Socrates said, "An unexamined life is not worth living." Make sure you are really living...and not just hurrying through life like many in our busy society!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, Rachel! I love this post. I am always lamenting that I am too busy. It is also our family's goal to simplify. And if you guys can get a handle on it now, before your baby is born...you'll be ahead of the game. Unfortunately in our culture, I feel pretty certain that it will ALWAYS be a struggle. Keep it on your radar, girlie!


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