My daughter will be crossing into that dreaded realm of teenagehood in less than a month. Like every parent, I’m dumbfounded at how fast these years have gone, hope that I’ve done everything I can to prepare her for these difficult years ahead, and wonder how long it will be before I consider eating my young.
But seriously, it’s moments like earlier this week when my Sweetpea smooched my cheek on her way through the living room, unsolicited I might add, or when she still lets me tuck her into bed with Teddy and Smith, that I catch my breath with the wonder that she’s here at all.
Don’t you hate it when you get sucked into a juicy story and for whatever reason you don’t get to finish it? It might be a movie, an “accidental” eavesdropped conversation or an article in your dentist’s waiting room. You’re left thinking, I wonder what happened?
Don’t forget—no one else sees the world you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell.
The story I tell is about the stuff that’s in our Brinks lockbox, the loss of my grandmother and how a life change made me realize the importance of not letting those people important to me “slip through my fingers like water poured from a cold glass on a nightstand.”
What or who have you let slip through your fingers and what, if anything, have you done about it? Have you experienced any major life realizations or shifts, and how did you react—did you fight the new knowledge or did you embrace it? What “ridiculous, useless crap” do you keep?
Well, it’s time for a short pause on my blog—a really short one. I’m going to take this week off from blogging to work on a super-secret project with my husband. I can’t go into a lot of detail, but I’ll share more as soon as I can, which shouldn’t be too long now.
Let’s just say that if you’re a comic book fan, know someone who is or just love the idea of supporting the entrepreneurial spirit, you’ll want to hear about this.
I hope your week is productive, challenging and full of all kinds of fun stuff. And if that doesn’t come to fruition, remember there’s another weekend coming up in a few days.