It is a marvelous sunny, warm, fall day today and instead of being in my office looking out, I have been out all day just loving the day.
I love having time to get to all the things on my to-do list and if I don’t get them done today, they can get done tomorrow.
Exercise is now an integral part of each day. It used to be hit-and-miss but now it is a priority. And now I love to do it because it is no longer just another obligation.
I can travel for as long or short as I wish. I am leaving soon on a 6 week journey but it is flexible…it may end up being 8 weeks if I like my last stop enough. (Chiang Mai Thailand)
I can sit and drink my coffee and read a great book on the porch EVERY day and I never seem to tire of it.
I can create an amazing dinner instead of just hastily putting it together.
I can stay up late if I feel like it because I don’t have to get up early.
My stress levels and my health are back to normal because there is really (almost) nothing to stress me now.
I can meet friends for lunch and if it is almost dinner time when we finish, well, that is okay.
If I want to watch a movie in the middle of a rainy day or read great stuff online all afternoon that is okay too.
I still work from home doing freelance work on my own schedule and I love the work. But when there are other ‘more important’ things to fill my day, I can opt out of the work.
There is a happy natural rhythm to my days that was missing when I was working. I can stop and appreciate the stunning full moon in the sky or the baby deer that feed shyly at the edge of our conservation area.
I can do nothing or everything and each day feels like a gift. Like it should.
But it didn’t used to. Life was too busy. I was in overdrive. And now I am not.
Photo from Morguefile phongvan00