I want lots of things. Don’t we all?
I want a new bike. I want to do a triathlon. I want to run another marathon. I want, I want, I want. These are things that cost money and take up my time, and it’s just not realistic to get them all right now. And, they are just things.
It’s so hard, though, especially with social media…seeing everything everyone else is getting or doing, and knowing you have to wait. Wait because I don’t have extra money to spend. Wait because my kiddo is young and I also want to cherish time with him before he goes off to Kindergarten next year. Wait because my body won’t do what I’m asking it to.
Sometimes it’s good to remember that the real things we truly want are right in front of us if we are lucky. My son is at this wonderful age that I just love. My husband continues to be amazing. We are healthy. We are together. When I think about it, what more could I want?
Today, I am remembering to be patient. To breathe. I can have those other things if I really want them. Eventually.
I needed to read this post today. I too feel like I *should* be doing something more when in reality, I am doing just what I should be doing right now. Social Media makes it hard not to feel that way sometimes that’s for sure!! It’s like there is a silent push or expectation as well.
Yes, on the silent push! I think that’s internal. Just one of those people that likes to push themself!
Social Media absolutely makes wanting things that much harder. When it comes to my training, this summer I decided to share less on my blog as I felt like I was losing my love for the sport in trying to compete with other bloggers. Sometimes I want to sit and brag, but I leave that to my husband so I can be selfish and enjoy it all by myself. Stepping back has also allowed me to refocus on the goals I truly want to accomplish without being influenced by others successes and giving me unrealistic expectations of myself.
Such a great point! I, too, have been sharing less. Not so much because I don’t want to, but I’ve just been really focused on spending all my extra time with my family.
I hear you. I just decided not to do 2 races I had on my schedule, because it was getting to be a bit much, but at the same time I want to do more. Social media gets to me. Everytime I hear about a great race, I want to do it. It’s just not a smart decision for me or my family right now. I need to step back a bit. Enjoy your little guy – they really do grow up fast.
I know. I want to do more…and less at the same time!
Amen! I was just reflecting on this same thing.
Great post & I love mini-you on his bike … future champion with style 🙂
Love this post! It’s amazing how even with races and training we can still fall into the “keeping up with the Jones'” trap. This is a nice reminder to stay grateful for all the good things we do have!
I also love your little speed demon! Too cute 🙂
It’s so funny because he’s actually going SO SLOW! 🙂
I’m working on a similar post right now and will have it up tonight. Great topic! It’s sometimes difficult to see how lucky we are. Your son is too cute!!
Thanks, Christine. I will check out your post!