Now that school is in full swing and we are getting back into a somewhat manageable routine, I still find myself stressed out and tired. In between work at the court house, my practice, soccer, theater class and everyday “stuff”, I find it hard to get a breath. I tell my clients they need to talk time for themselves but I need to listen to my own advise.
So while I can’t not take the kids to practice or theater, I can make the most of the time while there. I have discovered I love going to soccer practice. I can sit in my chair and talk to other mom’s or just sit in peace in the outside fall air. I can listen to books on tape (that is one of my favorite things) or catch up on some reading for work.
The point is, even though we have busy lives and sometimes, if not most times, can’t really catch our breath. Recognizing the small moments in between where you can take those breaks and sit out in the fall air while watching a group of 8-10 year old run up and down a field. You and the mom next to you laughs and smiles because you don't have to do that. For that, I am eternally grateful.