Wednesday, July 10, 2013
"So what's your plan?" she said.
I was talking with an old friend from college the other day. Catching up. Gasping at the age of each other's kids. Surprised we are old enough to have children starting high school in the fall. Filling in the whats, whens and how ya doings for the last few years we've missed.
She knew me as I was graduating from college and packing up and heading to law school a few hours away. That's the girl she remembers. And she seemed perplexed and uneasy at the direction my life has taken. "So what's your plan?" she said.
My plan is live in the moment. As much as possible. To be a good mother and wife. To pursue things I love. To show my daughters that happiness resides within ourselves and can't be bought, made by someone else, measured on a scale or reflected by the size of one's bank account. My plan is to keep a balance between work and play. To love deeply. To listen closely. To act kindly.
To only take on things if they pass my gut check . . . does it feel right? Or is this something that someone else thinks I should do and doesn't really sit well with me?
This plan has worked supremely well for me since my college days. And I'm going to stick with it.
That's my plan.