This March Writing Challenge of thirty-one questions is hosted by Marquessa, with questions from Alexandra Franzen‘s “100 questions to spark conversation and connect.
All are welcome to join in and a list of the questions can be found here.
I no longer do urgent.
I used to have tasks and appointments written in LARGE RED LETTERS with stars and asterisks in my planner that were so urgent to me I’d sit up into the wee hours of the morning to make sure they were completed.
Grief and loss bring tons of baggage that don’t have to be unpacked in any certain order, but they must be unpacked for one’s own self-care and mental stability.
So far, reflection has been the kindest and most helpful to me. I’ll always have my memories of my husband and my mom, but it isn’t just remembering my life with them, but how precious those times were.
We lived full, busy lives, working and rushing from one family gathering to the next school event.
Did I rush through them? Did I take the time for granted?
I don’t believe I did, but that’s just my perspective.
Life is full of things we must do to continue moving forward to achieve our goals and claim fulfillment or success.
We can rush through with a sense of urgency, never taking time to enjoy the journey, or we can heed the words of poet Robert Lloyd, “slow and steady wins the race.”