I am the queen of over thinking and over analyzing and making sure I have read every article on the next major life event I am expecting in my life and time and time again life keeps taking all my research, neatly piled and organized, and throwing them up in the air while I sit on the ground trying to catch them all.
Recent events and loses in my life have showed me that life is just too short to spend time preparing for life. There is no preparing and organizing for life, one just has to LIVE it. We cannot go through life perfectly, only uniquely. To cherish life as it is now because life continues to turn its pages on to the next chapter whether we want to or not. Pushing us forward when sometimes all we want to do is go back.
In the last few months the Air Force has decided it was time to start a new chapter in Warner Robins, Georgia. As much as everything inside me would like nothing more then to stop and even sometimes rewind time, I am choosing to embrace it. I am ready to live our lives at its fullest, to cherish it exactly as it is now, slowly letting go of my tendency to want to over prepare for what might come next.
Instead enjoying how my youngest daughter can sit in her room all day, having a dialogue with herself and her dolls, and how my son, at the age of 7, still finds true joy in a pile of dirt and a shovel in his hand. These moments are what I am always most thankful for. Stop and take a moment and enjoy the every day moments of your authentic life. Cherish what is in front of you rather then worrying about what happened yesterday or what’s going to happen tomorrow. Celebrate the unconditional true love of your spouse, children and loved ones around you.