No, not that super catchy song from RENT, one of my favorite musicals/movies. I’m talking about how sometimes it feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day to pack in everything I want to do. These days especially I’ve felt like I have to say no more than I can say yes, and that’s not a feeling I love. I find it very helpful to remember that nothing lasts forever, and sometimes the best thing to do is just be patient.
Recently, all I’ve wanted to do is sit around and read all of the books and magazines I’ve accumulated. I have piles of books all over my apartment that I can’t wait to read, along with about five that I’m currently reading, but I can never seem to find time to dive into them more. I’ve spent every free weekend since mid-March getting my new condo ready to move in this week, and I have needed every single one of those weekends to tick tasks off of my to-do list. Now, the finish line is in sight, and I know that once I move I’ll have a lot more free time to relax, read books, catch up on magazines, and maybe even read the newspaper more often!
I’m in a season where my life revolves around work, getting my condo sorted out, and taking care of my dog. And that’s okay. I know this isn’t permanent, and at the same time I know it’s important. A new season of life is just around the corner, and who knows what that will bring. It’s especially important to enjoy – and be proud of – this big step I’m taking into homeownership. I don’t want to look back and regret not being excited about this big move since I was so busy focusing on what I wasn’t doing, instead of focusing on what I am doing!
When I step back and think about it, I realize that there are people who make a full-time job out of what I’m doing on the weekends. It is hard to manage that with my job, my life, my other priorities – and that’s okay! In this season of life, I’m a 20something who just bought my own place and I’m kicking butt and taking names to get it feeling like home. I’m ready to own that and be proud of it, and I’m excited about what’s to come next.