Monday, January 8, 2007

Slowing Down

I guess it's inevitable that as we age we take on more and more responsiblility and just assume that we'll be able to juggle everything that comes our way. I've just realized that I'm not Wonder Woman.....I know, it surprised me too.....and that I can't do everything. Some things, like my kids and my family, are just too important to skim over....they need my full attention.

So, I'm making a few little changes....I'm saying goodbye to my Scrap Shotz Team and wishing them all the best for the future....keep on inspiring ladies! I'm also focussing on delegation in another area of my life and trying to recognize that I DO NOT have to do it all myself. Man, it's hard to let go.

I guess it just kinda sneaks up on you, as you get older and you don't realize that things are changing.....people are aging.....health becomes a concern. The big eye-opener, was that my Mom was hospitalized just before Christmas with her recurring heart condition. She is responding well to treatment now, but I remember walking into the hospital room and they had her on oxygen, all kinds of lines on her and the defribulator paddles strapped to her chest....just in case, they told me. It suddenly hit me that she is not a well woman. She's had heart attacks in the past and has a significant amount of damage........but I guess I just thought everything would be fine....

I'm trying really hard to learn this lesson.....I think I'm supposed to slow down. Enjoy my loved ones while they are still here. I also think I'm supposed to find some kind of balance between saving for the future and enjoying the present to it's fullest. There are no guarantees, and life is only what you make of it.

So I'm leaving the juggling behind and moving towards a balancing act instead......anyone wanna come and join my circus???? Hahahahahahaha, I crack myself up!

Cheers!

7 comments:

Crystal said...

That's a true wakeup call isn't it, Kat? So glad you are working for balance - that's a huge lesson for me too. I'll be thinking of you as the year goes by. ((( HUGS )))

MelBlackburn said...

Good luck Katrina!!! I am thinking of you and your mom.

Carmen said...

Glad to hear your mom is responding so well! And good for you for slowing down and trying to have more of a balanced life. We aren't Super Woman - although we are all super women!! Just hard to take that first step... Hugs my friend!!

Carmen

Heather M. said...

Hugs, Katrina! I think you are a very wise woman. I think it is so good that you are letting go of some things to find more of a happy balance. It's hard to do because us women, especially, like to do it all. I hope you are able to spend more time with your family and enjoy every moment that you can!

Kathy T said...

Kat you know how much we'll miss you but you also know that we understand your decision. Balance brings peace. Good luck my friend :)

patti said...

OH Kat, I think you have wisdom ++ in this post here! A very good reminder for me too. It is indeed so easy to get caught up in the everyday, and to over look those who are closest. I am glad to hear that balancing is going to be your new thing. I am going to examine my own time and adjust too! Life is so short! I hope that your mom is better now!!

Julie said...

Kat, I'm so happy to hear your mom is responding well! Take time for you and yours. We miss you at SSZ but completely understand your decision, check in when you can! I'll be thinking about you and your mom!

Monday, January 8, 2007

Slowing Down

I guess it's inevitable that as we age we take on more and more responsiblility and just assume that we'll be able to juggle everything that comes our way. I've just realized that I'm not Wonder Woman.....I know, it surprised me too.....and that I can't do everything. Some things, like my kids and my family, are just too important to skim over....they need my full attention.

So, I'm making a few little changes....I'm saying goodbye to my Scrap Shotz Team and wishing them all the best for the future....keep on inspiring ladies! I'm also focussing on delegation in another area of my life and trying to recognize that I DO NOT have to do it all myself. Man, it's hard to let go.

I guess it just kinda sneaks up on you, as you get older and you don't realize that things are changing.....people are aging.....health becomes a concern. The big eye-opener, was that my Mom was hospitalized just before Christmas with her recurring heart condition. She is responding well to treatment now, but I remember walking into the hospital room and they had her on oxygen, all kinds of lines on her and the defribulator paddles strapped to her chest....just in case, they told me. It suddenly hit me that she is not a well woman. She's had heart attacks in the past and has a significant amount of damage........but I guess I just thought everything would be fine....

I'm trying really hard to learn this lesson.....I think I'm supposed to slow down. Enjoy my loved ones while they are still here. I also think I'm supposed to find some kind of balance between saving for the future and enjoying the present to it's fullest. There are no guarantees, and life is only what you make of it.

So I'm leaving the juggling behind and moving towards a balancing act instead......anyone wanna come and join my circus???? Hahahahahahaha, I crack myself up!

Cheers!

7 comments:

Crystal said...

That's a true wakeup call isn't it, Kat? So glad you are working for balance - that's a huge lesson for me too. I'll be thinking of you as the year goes by. ((( HUGS )))

MelBlackburn said...

Good luck Katrina!!! I am thinking of you and your mom.

Carmen said...

Glad to hear your mom is responding so well! And good for you for slowing down and trying to have more of a balanced life. We aren't Super Woman - although we are all super women!! Just hard to take that first step... Hugs my friend!!

Carmen

Heather M. said...

Hugs, Katrina! I think you are a very wise woman. I think it is so good that you are letting go of some things to find more of a happy balance. It's hard to do because us women, especially, like to do it all. I hope you are able to spend more time with your family and enjoy every moment that you can!

Kathy T said...

Kat you know how much we'll miss you but you also know that we understand your decision. Balance brings peace. Good luck my friend :)

patti said...

OH Kat, I think you have wisdom ++ in this post here! A very good reminder for me too. It is indeed so easy to get caught up in the everyday, and to over look those who are closest. I am glad to hear that balancing is going to be your new thing. I am going to examine my own time and adjust too! Life is so short! I hope that your mom is better now!!

Julie said...

Kat, I'm so happy to hear your mom is responding well! Take time for you and yours. We miss you at SSZ but completely understand your decision, check in when you can! I'll be thinking about you and your mom!

Monday, January 8, 2007

Slowing Down

I guess it's inevitable that as we age we take on more and more responsiblility and just assume that we'll be able to juggle everything that comes our way. I've just realized that I'm not Wonder Woman.....I know, it surprised me too.....and that I can't do everything. Some things, like my kids and my family, are just too important to skim over....they need my full attention.

So, I'm making a few little changes....I'm saying goodbye to my Scrap Shotz Team and wishing them all the best for the future....keep on inspiring ladies! I'm also focussing on delegation in another area of my life and trying to recognize that I DO NOT have to do it all myself. Man, it's hard to let go.

I guess it just kinda sneaks up on you, as you get older and you don't realize that things are changing.....people are aging.....health becomes a concern. The big eye-opener, was that my Mom was hospitalized just before Christmas with her recurring heart condition. She is responding well to treatment now, but I remember walking into the hospital room and they had her on oxygen, all kinds of lines on her and the defribulator paddles strapped to her chest....just in case, they told me. It suddenly hit me that she is not a well woman. She's had heart attacks in the past and has a significant amount of damage........but I guess I just thought everything would be fine....

I'm trying really hard to learn this lesson.....I think I'm supposed to slow down. Enjoy my loved ones while they are still here. I also think I'm supposed to find some kind of balance between saving for the future and enjoying the present to it's fullest. There are no guarantees, and life is only what you make of it.

So I'm leaving the juggling behind and moving towards a balancing act instead......anyone wanna come and join my circus???? Hahahahahahaha, I crack myself up!

Cheers!

7 comments:

Crystal said...

That's a true wakeup call isn't it, Kat? So glad you are working for balance - that's a huge lesson for me too. I'll be thinking of you as the year goes by. ((( HUGS )))

MelBlackburn said...

Good luck Katrina!!! I am thinking of you and your mom.

Carmen said...

Glad to hear your mom is responding so well! And good for you for slowing down and trying to have more of a balanced life. We aren't Super Woman - although we are all super women!! Just hard to take that first step... Hugs my friend!!

Carmen

Heather M. said...

Hugs, Katrina! I think you are a very wise woman. I think it is so good that you are letting go of some things to find more of a happy balance. It's hard to do because us women, especially, like to do it all. I hope you are able to spend more time with your family and enjoy every moment that you can!

Kathy T said...

Kat you know how much we'll miss you but you also know that we understand your decision. Balance brings peace. Good luck my friend :)

patti said...

OH Kat, I think you have wisdom ++ in this post here! A very good reminder for me too. It is indeed so easy to get caught up in the everyday, and to over look those who are closest. I am glad to hear that balancing is going to be your new thing. I am going to examine my own time and adjust too! Life is so short! I hope that your mom is better now!!

Julie said...

Kat, I'm so happy to hear your mom is responding well! Take time for you and yours. We miss you at SSZ but completely understand your decision, check in when you can! I'll be thinking about you and your mom!