I'm curious... what have your commitments looked like, lately?
This is an interesting time to think about how we choose to spend our time these days.
This last month has required a lot of flexibility, agility and decision making in the Smith household. We don't make many in-person commitments these days, outside of casual hangouts outside - maybe you can relate?
This past week we found out that a leader, from the outdoor camp Camden's been going to, tested positive for COVID-19. The camp did the right thing and I appreciate their transparency, as I know we all do right now.
Queue the email chains and phone calls.I quickly emailed and called our school, the camp, soccer coaches, doctor offices... all conversations ending in, "I think we're safe, we don't have any symptoms in our family, What do you recommend we do from here?" - This is a first. These are all firsts. Decisions on top of decisions on top of decisions.
So... we're back to quarantining for 14-days. No school, no soccer, no camp, no contact. These decisions aren't taken lightly, as my 3 and 5 year olds don't yet have the cognitive ability to understand the rationality behind it all. There are a lot of tears and emotional highs and lows. Hell, many of us adults don't have the ability to process these constant changes, right?
But what DO we have?A LOT. And that's what I keep trying to turn back to again and again, because I am human and as a colleague recently reminded me - "the motto of 2020 is one day at a time". Our health, our family, a roof over our head and so much more is what we have.
It sucks. Yes. 2020 has thrown so many curve balls. And it's also forced us all to be a little more intentional with our time. We get to choose our commitments more consciously, because I think there is a greater awareness to the preciousness of our life and our time. This is one thing I hope that stays.
Today, September 16, 2020 - it's yours for the taking - it's yours for the living. How are you going to take lead and spend your time? It's precious, as are you.
MAMAS, THESE ARE FOR YOU
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