It’s been five days since we moved, and it feels like I’ve fallen into a timeless state. It helps that my cell phone doesn’t work at my house, and it wasn’t until yesterday that the wireless started working. I have no idea what time it is unless I hunt through the house for some device that can tell me. The days are feeling really long and even though there is a lot of work to be done there is time to play too.
Not being virtually connected, not having the kids in school, taking time off from work, and not living in a place that I’m familiar with or know many people has given me a rare chance to step outside of “normal’ life. I’m slowly realizing the race to get here is over, now it’s time to be here.
One thing this timeless state has showed me (and why I’m not cursing the cable guy ) is that I was over-scheduled. Many of us have really busy schedules. We are balancing work, social, and family commitments and we are packed. Every weekend we are as busy if not more so than we are during the work week. Add to that errands, errands, and more errands. We don’t even realize how much we are doing because it seems normal, it is, everyone else is doing it too.
Now that I don’t have a busy schedule it feels amazing. I just want to relish in it because my days are going by so slow. All that busyness was making me rush through some amazing experiences. I’m going to make a mental note that when I catch myself saying “I’m so busy” I need to knock at least one optional thing off my calendar. In the meantime, I’m going to savor this freedom.