I recently participated in a mentor-mentee leadership program to help the mentees (30′s/40′s year old) and the mentors (*older than us*) get to know each other a little better. One of the questions during a speed-dating-style icebreaker was, “What do you do in your spare time?” Each time, I answered confidently, “What spare time?”
Spare time… what is that? I mean, personally, I get excited for Autumn because we “gain an hour” of time. While on some days I feel like I am running in a rat’s wheel, most often I just feel like this is my exciting don’t-sit-down-until-8:00pm wonderful life. I answered a text to a BFF the other day, that things had calmed back down to my “normal hurried pace”.
I don’t feel like I am missing anything- I DO stop and smell the roses…I am trying to take it ALL in every day. I am grateful.
That said, I have no idea how I went from having our first baby like the family photographed with their new baby here, to where I am now.
I stared at my four children playing outdoors all day yesterday with friends in Richmond, sticky and dirty, just enjoying their spare (summer) time, and I wondered how it is already the last week in June. I thought we just popped the champagne and yelled Happy New Year 2012!
Does anyone else feel like this? Does anyone in their 20′s, 30′s and 40′s with young children or babies have spare time?
Maybe I have a spare tire, (and I don’t really mean the one for the car), but that is the only spare around here.