Getting Off the Roller Coaster

IMG_1514Life has been running at a pretty hectic pace around here. But when we stopped to think about it, we realized that it’s been that way for years.


IMG_1512I envy my friends who don’t have multiple projects and life events happening all at the same time, but we’ve gotten so used to it that it seems normal to us. Until One More Thing comes our way. And then we realize that the slow carousel ride that we thought we were on has evolved into a scary roller coaster with so many dips and twists and turns that we can’t see the end. It’s time for us to get back to the carousel horses that rise and fall gently. Don’t misunderstand me, I do love a thrill ride. But there is a reason why the fast rides at amusement parks don’t last too long.


While we’d like to get there overnight, it’s going to take us some time to really dig in to the life we’re living to peel away those areas that are less important than others, figuring out what stays and what goes. Some will be easy, some will be hard. Maybe some dreams will have to be set aside for a little while. And maybe some dreams will forever stay just dreams. I’m more okay with that now than I used to be. IMG_1490


The photos really don’t have anything to do with this post. I took them on our recent vacation to Colonial Williamsburg, and they have such a peaceful feeling. It was during our vacation that my husband and I realized how very busy we’ve been for so long, and what started the conversations about changing what we’re doing. So maybe these pictures have more to do with this post than I originally thought.


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