I’m slowing down! That’s the beauty of this situation. Then one of the prime devices that keeps me connected to the world decides that it was time to slow down a little more and enjoy the ‘present’.
My PC has been infected by a bug. Silly me, thought I would be kind and answer the questionnaire that Firefox popped-up on my screen. It really looked like the genuine thing, but I was wrong. Hubby has been busy with my PC since Friday. Getting a little frustrated as the malware really dug itself into my machine.
I love spring but I look forward to summer even more. It usually seems to go by way too quickly. I really try to hold onto the summer as long as I can, especially as our winters seems to get longer and longer the past 3 years.
We aren’t going away this year. We are breaking our routine. No memorable summer holiday away this year. We are staying home! Like many ‘others’ we need to live on a smaller budget these days. So this year no fancy vacations abroad.
Not to worry for I think this might be the best summer yet! After having no PC for 48 hours I’ve decided I’m going to shut down the computer as often as I can the next couple of weeks. Being online too much will distract me from enjoying this beautiful summer.
I’m not letting myself feel depressed over the things I can’t do this summer. Life might have been handing me lemons for quite some while but I won’t let my anger get the better off me. I’m focussing on all I CAN do. I’m letting myself find delight in small pleasures that ARE accessible to me this summer. One of those pleasure is this:
The coming weeks I’m also going to get creative and fill up my mind with information. I’ll be reading all those books I’ve wanted to read for a long time. I will be doing this at our ‘residence’ while basking in the sun. I’m going to learn not to feel guilty about setting aside time to enjoy a simple, unhurried, no pressured life. I’m might even get some more quilt projects a little further along.
Will my world really fall apart if I took a week or two off of the internet to play and soak up the summer in our backyard? Slowing down, is not frivolous or a wasted time at home. It is a way to refresh and renew my spirits and energy! The big question, will I be able to allow myself to slow down. Because slowing down means I will also have time to think about what is happening around me and ignoring the not so good things won’t be that easy. It is a lot easier when I let myself be distracted.
But I’m going to give it a try (real hard) and embrace a simple life.
And, if that doesn’t work
when life gives me
more lemons, I will just make lemonade