I LOVE buying day planners. I love picking them out at Target, or scoring one on clearance sale (at Starbucks no less!!) in like the middle of January. It's the best.
The planner I got his year has a very prideful and bold statement on the front.
DO IT ALL.
Do it all? If I did it all my head would explode!
I recently fixed my day planner to accuratley reflect what I am striving for.
I can't do it all, and honestly I don't want to. I want to remember the vacations I took more than the small box on a calendar that I put a "vacation" sticker in. I want to remember how much fun wedding planning was, sitting on Greg's bed listening to Pandora radio and trying to find "the perfect dinner music"...not the scratched out appointments and meetings with "wedding planning" sandwiched in between written in pencil.
I want to leave my schedule open for the spontaneous date nights, and friends in crisis who need me.
I want to leave some calendar boxes empty for relaxation and spending time in the Word.
I DO NOT want to be a slave to my calendar, day planner, or schedule
I DO NOT want to be too busy to experience life, and be involved in the lives of my friends.
This is me releasing us BOTH from feeling burdened by the false responsibility to "DO IT ALL"
It's ok to say no. It's ok to say not today.
Take some time today to focus on what is happening around you and not what is happening next Tuesday. : )