“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.” – Henry David Thoreau
Last month I wrote about functioning with a lack of margin in our lives. I had begun to feel like life was a whirring blender and I was getting chopped up in it. Sufficed to say, that is not how I want to live.
I’ve always been of the opinion that if there are things in your life that aren’t working for you…CHANGE IT.
I realize that sounds very black and white and it’s not really always that simple, but the truth is that hard decisions are never simple. Priorities need to get shifted and sometimes making space to breathe can even mean scheduling unplanned time.
A few days after the margin post I went to the lake with a handful of my closest friends. We had great plans for jump starting summer’s bronze glow on our skin and sipping sweet tea on the edge of lounge chairs all day.
Turned out, it was cold.
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