Having finished my semester successfully and finally graduating from Pike’s Peak Community College with my AA, I had planned on being highly productive in my writing and beginning my summer reading before my first semester at UCCS begins. However, I have been rather lazy instead. I’ve spent the past three weeks lazing around the house with my loving husband and kids and occasionally heading out to the lake with the family and the pups or going out to quaint Old Colorado City to visit the shops and eat great food.
While spending my days in such a manner is not wasted time, I am beginning to feel as if I am running out of time. I still have so many projects to finish, books to read, and writing to get done. We are heading out to the mountains tomorrow for a four day camping trip. I plan on taking lots of inspiring photos and perhaps writing a few poems. I’m also taking my plant press to preserve some wildflowers for a future project. I see Mod Podge and canvas in my near future. This precious time with the family has reminded me to slow down, relax, and enjoy the people I love most. My kids are growing up fast and these days are fewer and fewer now that they are 13 and 15. Time is running out, but not for projects, reading, and writing; quality time with my children is running out. My eldest will be headed to college in three years, and my son is at the age where spending time with family is a chore. Capturing these precious moments now is more valuable than any other thing I could do with my time.