Slow Down Part 2

Slow down…. part dos.

Continuation of slowing down.. Funny story. The morning after the night that I wrote this, I woke up late for work. As I was rushing to get my things together and head out, I stopped and thought about the blog post I had just written and I thought to myself.. work will still be there. So that morning, I drove to work in the right lane of Alcoa highway and looked at everything around me that I could. The sunrise, the fields, the cars and other people rushing to work and I had a better day that day than I had in a long time. I was just generally happier. At some point during that day I couldn’t get the song “slow down” by Nichole Nordeman. That song makes me so emotional for several reasons. Every time I hear it I think about me growing up, my nieces growing up SO fast, my little buddy Spencer growing up, my mom getting older.. and I lose it every time. I also think it has something to do with just recently moving out and not seeing my mom every single day. She’s my best friend and it’s hard to go from seeing her ALL the time to MAYBE seeing her once a day.. and  i love watching my nieces grow up just not so fast. I can’t believe how far my Audji has come on so many things. Ava is still in her little sweet, innocent baby phase but starting to come out of it and I’m just have a hard time grasping it all. If I could pause time for a split second, I would in a heartbeat.

Slow down

This morning as I was driving, I got to thinking about how I always have to pass everyone when I’m driving. As much as I hate to admit it, I may have a wee bit of a lead foot and well, it doesn’t really get you where you’re going any faster. I got to thinking about how I always need to be going faster than everyone around me yet, when I get to the next red light, the car that I passed three miles back isn’t too far behind me. This lead me to think about how I do the same thing going through life. I’m constantly on the go and in a hurry and never take time to just enjoy the moment that I’m in. Life in a big picture is just the same. Some rush through life and have to be ahead of everyone but in all reality, they aren’t too far behind you. They’re just enjoying little things a little more. It’s okay to want more in life and strive to be better than you were yesterday but it’s also okay to just enjoy where you are and take it all in. So tomorrow when I’m on my way to work, I’m going to drive in the slow lane and enjoy what’s around me… and I guarantee that I’ll still make it on time. 😉