My heart has been craving so much SPACE. Open time to just be. To breathe, to think, to sip tea. I am SO disenchanted with the busy of busy. With filling every month to the brim. 100/100 spent. Why do we do this to ourselves? What part of our society made it cool to have no rest?
I am boycotting busy. I am boycotting 100%. I want to live on the principle of 70/30. 70% of life and 30% of SPACE. Space for breathing and time to enjoy life to welcome new faces or projects. Doesn’t it sound delightful?? I LOVE these words from Kristin Armstrong in her amazing book Mile Markers.
“I have enough goals, enough responsibilities, enough items on my revolving to-do list, just like everyone else I know. If we think to much about what needs to get done, we can stagger under the weight of it all. Not just what we have to do, but the people who are depending on us to get it done. We have so many cups to fill that we are like an endlessly pouring pitcher. Some for you, some for you, here you go honey, hold it with two hands, that’s it…
This is fine, better than fine, I am not complaining, like you I feel blessed to have cups to fill at all. And blessed in the attempt to fill them. But the factor we cannot neglect is not so much importance of filling the cups, but of replenishing the pitcher. And this is what finally snagged my heart. The reminder to all of us to stay filled, to remain connected to our source, to refill before we run dry. -Kristin Armstrong | Refill“
AMEN sister. Refill time. Time to wander, to fill my pitcher so I can be a better wife, photographer, mentor, daughter, sister, friend and follower of Christ. Let’s challenge ourselves throughout the end of this year to not feel guilty about taking time to refill our pitchers.