Friday, June 24, 2011

My Slightly Vida Loca

I used to love this song by Pam Tillis. I put it on my player if you're curious.

If you're coming with me you need nerves of steel
'Cause I take corners on two wheels
It's a never-ending circus ride
The faint of heart need not apply. 

The song came out just after I'd had my 4th child and Eric was in law school and life was actually crazy. 

Now that lyric comes to my mind mostly when I have weekends like this and have to get so much done in such a short time that I do feel like I'm rushing everywhere, squealing around corners and generally being crabby so my family and other companions actually do need nerves of steel to come with me. 

It will pass. Everything will be fine. But be warned. I'm on a bit of a short fuse. 

Right now I'm avoiding several large and important tasks (and trying to calm my nerves) by doing a little blogging, but I do have to get back to work for the day. 

I'll end on this thought from a talk by Lynn G. Robbins, a leader in my church: 

"Many of us create to do lists to remind us of things we want to accomplish. But people rarely have to be lists. Why? To do’s are activities or events that can be checked off the list when done. To be, however, is never done. You can’t earn checkmarks with to be’s."

So true. But he also said that what we are is the motivation for what we do so the two are inseparable.  

Today I want to remember to BE my best self and remember why it is that I'm DOING all this stuff. Then it will be joyful and meaningful rather than just plain crazy. 


  1. Good luck on your crazy weekend! I need to keep in mind why it is I do what I do too. Thanks for the reminder.:)

  2. Thanks for this, I can always count on you Kellie for helping me with my own perspective!


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