If you know me, you know that Twitter is a part of my life. I often “favorite” tweets so I can go back to them later. The only problem is that Twitter doesn’t make this easy to do. Instead, I’m going to start posting Twitter Thoughts. Depending on how I’m feeling and what I’m thinking, this could be just a snapshot of the tweet or it could include a blog post. Take it or leave it!
So, for my first Twitter Thoughts post:
This is something I’ve been thinking about more and more lately. So often, I am overwhelmed with work, mostly because of the pressure I put on myself to be a perfectionist and a workaholic. That’s the worst combination.
**Pardon the interruption–I just checked in to my work email and answered something. Why?!? I’m in the middle of doing something for myself, yet I allow work to interrupt me…**
A few months ago, I took some time to visit my hometown and best friend ever, Tiffany, in Oklahoma City and then went to Austin to visit some of my other bestest friends. I constantly felt like I needed to be working, because there were always emails to be answered and schedules to maintain. However, I came to the realization that even though I wasn’t 100% on vacation, it didn’t mean that I couldn’t take some time to hang out with the people I was there to visit. I was soooo hesitant to float the river with a few friends on a weekday, mostly because it meant I’d be away from email and my cell phone for a few hours. Yet, I finally gave in and did it. And you know what, the world did not come to an end. In fact, I only had 2 emails that came in during the time I was on the river.
As Pam said in her tweet, it’s not about money or possessions…it’s about moments. As I look back, I realize I’ve missed out on lots of moments for reasons like work, fear, finances, and time, but as I’m getting older, I’m realizing that I only have one life and I need to make the most of it. Now, don’t go gettin’ crazy…that doesn’t mean you’ll see me bungee jump anytime soon. 😉
What about you? Are you living life for money and possessions or for moments? Is there a way to balance between the two?
5 thoughts on “Moments”
Funny, my CEO was talking about this video a few days ago and actually quoted a stat or two for an upcoming presentation for Mogreet’s (@mogreet) mobile marketing services. I showed him your site and it was this article he remembers as the place he first saw it. Thanks for pulling out the stats and referencing them. Small world!
Whoops…wrong post. It’s the other one I’m talking about.
Moments! But moments have to be mixed in with the rest I think because otherwise it’s jumping from emotional high to emotional high and that doesn’t cause a great equilibrium or sustainable way to live. That’s like junkie behavior.
So maybe we just have to celebrate the moments that are amazing, recognize the ones that we’re meant to learn from and weave them into ultimately – how we want our life to look – which I know for me means family, friends, love, giving back and feeling like I lived each day better than the last.
Totally caught up on my need for a “Karen fix” with reading some of your last posts – keep it up!
I definitely agree about recognizing the ones that we’re meant to learn from. I always try to look at everything that’s happened as a learning experience, whether it’s good or bad. Bad moments are definitely ones to learn from, get strength from and improve on.
Miss you lady! Excited to see what’s next for you.