“Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.”
– Lao Tzu
It’s not the idealized, romantic date or the typical use of a babysitter, but every 2-3 weeks we get one for 4-5 hours on Saturday afternoon. We get up with the baby and play, feed him, change him, and play some more. The babysitter arrives just before nap-time (orchestrated to miss the fewest number of waking hours).
For the next while, we are efficiently together, relaxed, and productive. We make phone calls we’ve neglected. We eat brunch. We get overdue haircuts. We do the admin we’ve avoided. We work on passion projects. We pay bills and make schedules. We complain. We laugh. She makes fun of one of my neuroses. I remind her that I moved to an arctic tundra for her. We look at pictures of the baby and laugh more. We tie up loose ends, get to stopping points in our reading, and we head home.
We’re greeted by a very mobile baby, grinning ear to ear, babbling. Because we spent the last while doing work and recharging, we can be completely present until bedtime and put all our energy into prolonging that grin and coaxing clumsy baby laughs.
You make time for the have to’s, then the must’s, then the want to’s. If you “dont have” or “cant find” the time, you didn’t want to do THAT thing, THAT badly. The reality is we cannot make time, but we can free it, rearrange it, and it is subject to the whim of priority.
Time, rare, fleeting, and precious a natural resource as it is, is (re)definable. Pearl: If you are a student, try to look back, preemptively, on decisions about how best to use your time to gain clarity: was it worth missing the trip to Costa Rica for the research that got you your first choice residency, or are number two or three ok?
Medicine asks for a lot. But at the end of the day, you and your priorities are behind the wheel. You can free your own time.
Wowzers, two more days left of my role as gym manager & I start my degree tomorrow 🙈 I’m going to make it a habit to set a few goals for the week on a Sunday afternoon. This weeks goals are to 1. Try a new recipe & 2. Be productive everyday 💫✨ #newbeginnings
You know what’s better than iced coffee? (hint: NOT hot coffee 😉)... Treating your momma to iced coffee and getting to spend the morning together!
This week has been so busy, my mind has been going 100 mph. Life happens so fast. It’s so nice (and important) to slow down for a minute and make little memories with your people.
AND exciting news❕This amazing new favorite coffee shop of mine has made me an ambassador! Not only is that fun for me, but every time YOU stop by @theamsden for coffee or a yummy baked treat or even shop at the Gathered Mercantile shop next door you can use my discount code Jenna20– even if I’m not with you– and get a discount on your order/purchase! Happy Saturday, friends! I hope you slow down and do something good for your soul this weekend 🖤
do more of what makes you happy.
What makes YOU happy? 💭
At the moment, my family makes me happy.
Being here, motivated & full makes me happy.
You make me happy.
And not to forget: coffee ☕️ We’re already on our way to Munich and we do have a long and exhausting day ahead.
So let’s be positive and if not: let it go. Xx
Was macht dich glücklich?
Lässt dich erfüllt fühlen?
Gerade ist es bei mir einfach die Zeit mit meiner Familie, die aufgehende Sonne & diese positive Aufregung. Oftmals sind es dir Kleinigkeiten, die den Tag erfüllen. Also Augen auf: Wer weiß, was du erblickst 🤗
Wir haben heute super viel zu tun - also weiß ich nicht, wie aktiv ich hier sein kann. Habt einen schönen Samstag 💋
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