Friday focus. OK so let me start off my saying that I’m one of those people. You know. Those people who really would lose their head if it wasn’t attached to their body. Yea, that’s me. I lose everything. Clothes, pictures, my dog, pens, and oh my goodness sunglasses! I lose so many sunglasses. I get so frustrated with myself when I lose things too, so it’s a fair assumption that I’m always frustrated with ME! Sound fun? Exhausting really. Well this ability to lose anything and everything always directly relates to the fact that I am an over-multitasker. Meaning I take multitasking to the next level. I can have 3 conversations, fix dinner, pack for a weekend trip all while taking Sevilla for a walk. Really, I am that good. At least I thought I was. It’s gotten out of hand a little lately. I feel like I’ve had so much on my plate that I am beginning to lose my mind. Last night was the kick off to my hubby’s birthday weekend. (I love birthdays and will drag them out as long as I possibly can). We are headed to
Baltimore this weekend (yay) and I had to
prepare a yummy birthday dinner worthy of celebratory status and pack us for Baltimore. Well last night while in my packing mode I
thought, “Oh man I should charge my
camera batteries because I can’t wait to get beautiful pictures at the farm and
the apple festival.” Then I
literally yelled to sweet hubby in the other room, “Don’t worry babe I’m charging the camera!” I then proceeded to take the battery out of
the camera, put the charger in the wall, and boom. Nothing. I got distracted. The battery never made it in to the charger
because I walked away, completely distracted by another to-do on my packing
list. And the battery is no where to be
found. Who knows where I set it?! We turned our apartment upside down last
night and it is still no where to be found.
I decided to pout on the couch for awhile with a glass of wine and was explaining to be doctor of a husband that this happens too much. And that I think I need to get a brain scan because I’ve always had a bad memory and I’m sure that there is something really wrong that I need to get fixed. With my brain of course. That’s when he looked at me with those big brown eyes I love so much and spoke some words of wisdom in to my life. He said, “Sweetie your brain is fine, you have a problem with focus. You try and do too many things at once.”
* Enter light from heaven and angels’ voices *
He’s so right. I am consumed with the checking off of lists and completing a task that I just hurry through life. I don’t focus. On much of anything. And how can I be truly grateful for the little moments in life when I’m not focused on much of anything other than completion. Sigh. I just can’t. So here is my attempt at focus. I will focus on my task at hand, at the moment before me, the conversation around me and the people beside me. Because in the end I’m still going to be clumsy and forgetful;
but maybe I’ll remember the moments instead of the lists.
And now for some words of wisdom from one of my favorite bands,
Alabama. Because we all could use a little bit of Alabama in our lives,
especially on a Friday.
“I’m in a hurry to get things done. I rush and rush until life’s no fun. All I really gotta do is live and die, but I’m in a hurry and don’t know why.”
Happy Friday sweet friends!