When I compared those summers to this one, the difference was glaring. Everything now is a race, and judging by the speed people drive at and their impatience, I'm not the only one who feels that way. I work full time, so there's my day job sucking up time and I had a novella and a book due in June and spent every waking moment I wasn't at work writing. I turned in both projects on time and collapsed.
Maybe that's why I spent the fourth thinking about how nice it would be to just take time to sit back and watch the clouds roll by. No stress, no pressure. No place to be, nothing in particular to do. No day job, no bills. Just living life and enjoying it.
Then I remembered a quote from somewhere. I did a search online, trying to find to whom I should credit the line, but I didn't turn up any answers. It's wonderful advice, though, no matter who said it.
Life is an adventure; live it.I'm as guilty as the next person when it comes to forgetting to appreciate the small things, but I'm going to try to do better. That's my Independence Day resolution.
There's another line I love, this I can credit without looking it up--it's from Ferris Beuller's Day Off.
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.I don't want to miss it. I want to live to the fullest so that when I'm old, I can look back and say, yeah, it was a kick. My favorite thing to sign in books is: Always pursue your dreams. I'm a big believer in this and I think it ties in to living life, to enjoying it. I'm trying to find balance right now so that I do things other than write and sleep. Last week, I joined Net Flix and I want to take an art class. I just need to find one for someone with no artistic talent. :-)
What's your dream? What are you doing to pursue it? And any advice for me on how to slow down and enjoy the small things? That's going to be a tough one for me.