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When Life Gets Away (With) From You

January 13, 2010

So, long time, no blogging.  It’s been almost 6 weeks since my last blog (wordpress forgive me, for I have not blogged).  Those readers who spend face to face time with me know that it’s not because I don’t have anything to say.  It’s just that time got away from me and I didn’t do it.  And you know, that’s fine.  Sometimes there are just more things to do than hours in a day.  But, today I asked myself to what extent I really made a choice about how to spend the limited time I had or to what extent time just got away from me.

Every day is about choicemaking, but it seems to me that we often make our selections completely mindlessly, with  no real reflection on what is most beneficial to us or to those around us.  I well know that a lot of my time over the last month was spent crocheting gifts (good choice) but a lot was spent unreflectively surfing the web, reading facebook, fretting over things that I can’t control, arguing with people over silly issues.  These aren’t necessarily bad choices, but maybe they are for me, in comparison to what I could have been doing with that time.  I am not sure selecting to read about the lives of friends on facebook rather than blogging would not have been a good choice, but I didn’t really make the choice.  I just drifted into what I did.  I am pretty sure that fretting about things I can’t control was not time as well spent as practicing yoga, which I also did too little of in the last month.

This semester promises to be every bit as busy as the last.  I’m definitely not going to have time to do everything I would like to do.  But, I am hoping I will do better at making mindful selections about what I do.  This may mean more blogging, it may mean less.  It may mean more novel reading (yay!) or it may mean less.  I’m almost sure it will mean more yoga.  But, no matter what the ultimate results are, I am resolving, for this year, to make an effort to have my life/time get away WITH me, instead of getting away from me.

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