Sunday, November 9, 2014

A Good Motto to Live By

Quote MotivationA few weeks ago, I took some time off work. Thanks to each and every one of you that noticed.

When I say “work”, I’m referring to my other job, also known as “blogging”. My full-time job called “Mom” has no vacation time, sick leave or overtime pay. And I’m okay with that. I like my job a lot.

However, this particular week, Ed was away on business and I was tired and I wanted to see if I could just take a week off.

I mean, of course I could take a week off but what would it look like?

Would I have heart palpitations every time I passed my turned off computer (a little), would I miss some exciting opportunities (maybe) but would we have the chance to experience things that we otherwise wouldn’t? Absolutely!

So, we spent the week planting garlic at Sandi’s (although not in a straight line), ate french fries for breakfast, had daily trips to House of Lazarus, Playgroup, Music Class, a visit to the new Salvation Army, the Library, raking leaves at Uncle Erics and I cooked three meals a day (there’s a first time for everything). I entered a bunch of giveaways (can’t win if you don’t enter), read three books (more than I’ve read in 5 years!) and, I went to bed by 8pm every single night. Every.single.night.

It might not sound like much but for me it was so much more. It was about living in the moment. Not worrying about taking pictures, what my next tweet would be or if I met my word count. It was all about being happy and doing good.

I’m back. Refreshed, focused and ready to focus on what’s really important in life. In doing so, I’ve added this to my list of great motto’s to live by…

It’s not how good you are, it’s how good you want to be.

Have Any Good Mottos of Your Own?

Note that this is not my graphic. I found it on Twitter somewhere.

22 thoughts on “A Good Motto to Live By

  1. Elizabeth Vlug

    Sounds like a fabulous week!! I especially like the part about being in bed by 8 pm and French fries for breakfast. Life gets busy, and I am constantly reminding myself “not to sweat the small stuff”. Not always easy, but I do try. Have a fabulous week 🙂

  2. kristen visser

    sometimes it just feels so wonderful to just put down and step away from technology and not have any care but to just relax and take it easy…and most important eat fries for breakfast 🙂
    my favorite motto’s are “everything happens for a reason” and “good things come to those who wait”

  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen

    Good for you Sarah, a change is as good as a rest so they say and it sounds like you did both. Bed by 8pm, that’s incredible. Welcome back, we’ve all missed your witty comments. 🙂


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