Monday, March 25, 2013

Things I Won't Regret

One thing I often struggle with is time management.  I sometimes wonder if I am best using my time when considering my son, my marriage, my home, my career, my friendships and my health.  I am currently working on having more energy because I find myself sluggish too frequently.  (Except at bedtime, then I am wide awake and ready to party!)  There are so many ways to zone out with technology and too often I snap out of it, wondering, "could I be doing something more beneficial?".  On the flip side of that, I will sometimes stop myself after running errand after errand or cleaning or working and say, "is this really necessary?".  

And then this list was born.

I am mindful of the fact Thomas' childhood is going to be over before I know it and I want to suck as much out of these years as a family together.  Grand memories, quiet memories and everyday kinda memories.  This has made me realize I will not look back and wish certain things were different:

I will not look back and think, "wow I wish my house had been cleaner".  
No.  I will look back and think, "A bit of mess and fun was well worth it".

I will not look back and think, "why didn't I experiment more in the kitchen?".
No.  I will look back and think, "I made good food and kept my family healthy".    

I will not look back and think, "man, I wish I had spent more time on Facebook and Instagram".
No.  I will look back and think, "seeing people in real life makes better friendship".

I will not look back and think, "I wish I had done the laundry more".
No. I will look back and think, "I always made we didn't have to go naked".

Do you have any similar thoughts?  
oxox Mare 


1 comment:

  1. You are so right, dear. Your comments are full of wisdom. I look back on your and your brother and sister's childhood days with very fond memories. I'm sure the house was often messy but I liked you being able to play dress up and imaginative games under the furniture etc. You're on the right track with Thomas. Love, Mum xx


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