A pile of kittens on a bed.

Day #65


I have to be honest … today I am grumpy … I had a wonderful morning with a dear friend who beautified my hair and made me laugh and filled my soul …

rachel-hairThen I came home … and as soon as I walked in, I felt everything I needed to get done jump on me and sat like a ton of bricks … grading, notes, home study, homework … not to mention the “runnings” of a household … laundry, toilets, dishes, groceries, and the list goes on …

And on …

And on …

And most times I enjoy the satisfaction of the to-do list … I am a list person by nature … when I worked three jobs and went to grad school I learned the art of calendar, lists, and color coding … my dad calls me “the hardest working girl in town.” I am not one who avoids task or challenges.

But sometimes I get so damned tired of living by the to-do list. The ever-present, never-ending dictator. I stood for a minute, took a deep breath, and dived right in because if there is anything that makes me grumpier than too much to do, it’s procrastinated panic

PS: Running or walking did not make the priority list today, however.


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Rachel Olienyk

I'm mother, wife, and worker but most important human. I have accepted a challenge to "take a walk" everyday for one year. My goal is in giving space to mindfulness I will create intentional living. I've decided to share my journey through blogging. Be it peace, be it inspiration, be it annoyance, I hope you feel as you read and in feeling may growth transpire. Namaste my gentle readers...