It’s here!! With my departure from work today, well, after a luncheon where I almost fell asleep in my chair, the Thanksgiving weekend has officially begun! This strange, nervous frenzy comes over me this time of year. It’s excitement and urgency to make sure all preparations are done: the shopping, cooking, baking, cleaning, and decorating. It’s a lot to plan for, to do, and hopefully, to delegate. We’ll see about that last one. So off to the congested busyness of Costco, then to 1st Place Sports to pick up our race packets for the Thanksgiving Distance Classic. It’s a fun race we’ve done a before with lots of participation and people dressed like pilgrims, Indians, and turkeys. Good times!
I used have time to think more, to explore my inner thoughts and desires, hopes, dreams, and goals, to have the luxury of mind space. I find that there is less and less of that in my life these days, and am less of a better person because of it. Am I so “busy,” or do allow other things to crowd my brain, and my time to push out the valuable – nay, essential, space I need to have that space and time – that peace? Let’s get this back, me. Let’s go back to quiet time with God, thinking, brain space, the essential time to create, to pursue, to know what it even is that you want. How do we get this back once lost? The key here is time, plus plan, plus execution, and deliberateness. As in making and taking the time to unplug and ignore the tyranny of the urgent to focus on the timeless, intangible, ephemeral. That which cannot be taken hold of but which is essential to the soul. One must not be great to start, but one must start to be great!
Welcome to The Blue Bandana. I’m Judi, and I am here to tell stories of adventures. Life is a grand journey full of excitement and I want to explore it all. It happens fast and I often forget so much because it goes so quickly and I move on to the next thing before I get a chance to write it all down. So join me as I travel, cook, eat, design, run, cycle, push myself to the limit. I am interested in SO MANY things, and I will explore those here also – everything from poetry, wisdom, love, and beauty in all its forms. Hop on board!