Monday, August 11, 2008
So last night, for various reasons I had a really hard time falling asleep. I think it was due in part to the nap I took in the afternoon and in part because I had all of these things tumbling around in my mind. People I needed to talk to, projects I haven't started, lists I needed to write.
Before turning out the light I was finishing up a book I started a while ago called The Creative Family. The author was talking about little family celebrations and simple, meaningful ways to observe them. Like a little potty training celebration. Having the family recognize the accomplishments of one of it's valued members. But in a really simple way.
I realized I wanted to do those kinds of things. I'd love to make a little cake and have a toast for Andrew after one of life's little milestones. I mean, honestly, I make cakes all of the time anyway...why not align it better?
I think that one of my problems in part is pacing. I kept thinking that I need to slow down. If I slowed down then I would be more thoughtful about commemorating special events in my family. But, if I slow down too much, I get sad and bored and unproductive. So it became clear that I need to adjust my pace.
I am not too clear on what that means, or what it will look like...but it is something I was thinking about and seems to make a lot of sense for me.
And I just thought you should know.
Posted by Dave at 9:32 AM