Friday, January 2, 2009

Life Moves Pretty Fast

It seems so strange to sit and watch home videos of my little guy when he was just a baby. When I think back on what my life was like and what it's like now. How does 5 years just happen so fast? I think the day-to-day life is just so damn busy that we totally let time just slip through our fingers. Do you ever have those "once in a lifetime moments"? You know the song from Crowded House? Those moments when you just stop and look around, and wonder how the hell did I get here?

7 years ago I was just a chick who worked in an office and lived in a one bedroom duplex, who chain-smoked and liked to stay up late. Now I'm a mom of not just one but two kids. I own my own daycare, live in a 4-bedroom house and get paid to write. And haven't had a cigarette in 6 years. Holy crap.

I have been letting the days go by. I think in the early years of my son’s life I tried to hold on to as many days as I could. But as life got busier, I let more and more day’s just slip by. Not anymore. One of my goals for the year is to not let that happen as much. I need to not get caught up so much in other stuff and just enjoy these days with my kids. They're five and six, but they won't be forever. And 7 years from now when I look back on home videos of this year, I don't want to wonder where the time went.

I want to know exactly where my time went, and I want to be happy about it.

One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from one Mr. Ferris Bueller.
"Life moves pretty fast, and if you don't stop and look around once in awhile you might miss it."


Christina said...

See? The best education comes from the entertainment industry.

Meghan said...

Especially John Hughes created entertainment! LOL