In The Blink Of An Eye
by golda on August 22, 2011
In The Blink of an Eye
By Golda Smith
It’s really scary how you can miss something absolutely incredible and life changing in the blink of an eye. I mean seriously just a minute ago I was basking in the glory of a wonderful pregnancy next thing I know I’m sitting in a birthing tub pushing and praying, pushing and praying, pushing and…thank you Jesus, a beautiful healthy baby girl.
Well the next thing I know, that beautiful baby girl is 8 years old and is wearing a training bra! What the heck, I mean where did the time go? Seriously, I want to throw my arms up and ask for a do over or at least to pause the clock. Then it really hit me because I realized that I’d aged right along with her. So I pull out my list of things I wanted to do before I died. Come on, you know you have one tucked somewhere. When you finally dig it out ask yourself how many of your goals did you accomplish?
Well let’s see, I wanted to travel to Italy…nope hadn’t done that yet. Wanted to learn to play the Spanish guitar (I heard Madonna playing one and was hooked)…hadn’t thought about it in three years. Wanted to go kayaking…yeah, I can proudly check that off the list. Wanted to run a half marathon, did this Thanksgiving of 2005 in 2 hours and 1 minute. Wanted to study belly dancing. Well I haven’t committed to going to class regularly but when I do, I’m wearing the cutest outfits. After all, that’s part of the attraction!
Another school year begins in three days and before I know it, we’ll be celebrating Halloween and after that it’s a dash towards Christmas. One thing that I am thankful for is that I’ve been at home with the kids since my oldest was born. I don’t even want to begin to imagine all the fabulous things I would have missed had I left them with a baby sitter while I dragged myself to work. Even now as a single parent I’m blessed to be able to work from home helping people to live happier lives and at the same time enjoy my chocolate drops to the fullest.
I recently spoke to a friend who had a new baby at home and maternity leave is up, personal days as well…time to go back on the job and she’s feeling anxious about leaving her baby with someone else. My heart went out to her because babies do almost change overnight. My wish for her is to be there for all those priceless moments, you know, like when they plaster yogurt all over their face and lovingly massage it into their hair. Or was that just my child?
In the blink of an eye, another eight years will pass and before it does, I’m getting a jump start. I don’t have my list buried in a book. Instead, it’s displayed on my desk with a copy in the bathroom (great reading material), the kitchen, basically everywhere so that I have a constant reminder of what I’m living for. Can you relate? I’m also building my business by focusing on helping as many people as I can because in the blink of an eye, today will be over and who knows what tomorrow will bring.
My question for you is “Are you living life or just writing lists, thinking about and talking about it?” I made a promise to myself that since I have to live this life, I’m gonna have fun doing it, how about you? If you’re ready to make a real change then let’s get started.
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