I’ve been thinking about the items I put on my to do list. About what I feel I have to do versus what I really need to do. Projects, crafts, decorations, ideas, scrapbook pages, blog posts, when do these things stop becoming things we choose to do and become things that we have to do. I had a list a mile long of projects and ideas I wanted to accomplished. I was feeling overwhelmed and frustrated with how little I was accomplishing in that department. But why was I/am I stressing about things that are not things I have to do.
I’ve even taken scrapbooking off my to do list. As long as I’m recording stories and taking pictures, I can put those in a book later.
And as my to do list has become shorter, my time to spend with the most important people in my life has increased. I feel more space for relationships, more space to connect, more space to chat and play. More space to parent well, to rest well, to manage the day to day. To spend time bonding and connecting with family and friends, the most important to dos in this life.