Twenty-Something Life To-Do’s

Okay, it’s Tuesday and I’m once again late on posting this week. The truth is we’re in the second week of May already and there is still a running ‘to-do’ list from the end of April that I need to catch up on. It’s silly to say this, but I may have been more organized in collegeĀ or I’ve just become very scatter brained lately.

Stick with me here. I promise this won’t turn into me whining about my life because I have nothing that I can justifiably whine about. It all came about this weekend when I planned to finish everything (almost everything) I had started earlier this year. I had it all figured out: 1. Get up early to go for a run. 2. Clean the entire flat. 3. Answer a massive amount emails. 4. Work on Say Entirely business 5. Balancing the check book. Oh, wait let’s not forget 6. Plan Wedding (which I’ve currently been slacking on).

I don’t know what’s worse, the fact that I’m sitting at home on a weekend cleaning and doing finances or the fact that find joy in all my tasks on my to-do list! Here I am twenty-something on a weekend tracking April’s grocery spending and IĀ could be out somewhere socializing.

Since starting this new job, I’ve given up 40 hours a week in order to earn an income so we won’t starve. Then in the evenings, I could be reviewing a show, attending a show for fun or visiting friends. On the off chance, I get a rare night in, I attempt to work on my growing to-do list, but sometimes it’s just nice to go to bed by 11 p.m. The whole “there’s not enough hours in the day” expression couldn’t fit my life better right now.

Tonight I dashed out of the office at 5:30 p.m. on the dot in time to get home for a quick 45-minute run. I’ve been dreading lacing up the ol’ running sneakers. I’m out of shape and it’s a time waster. Anyway, it was refreshing being back out in nature watching the sun go down. When I got home I ran a hot bath, something I’ve only started to do regularly. Another 45-minutes wasted soaking in the tub, but again it was worth it. The bathroom was dark, lit only by two candles and the scent of eucalyptus filled the air. Ahhh…relaxation…

Lying there thinking about all the to-do’s I needed to tend to this evening, it hit me. None of those things I absolutely have to do (more or less). Really, all the tasks on my list are great things in my life. Planning a wedding is great fun, booking flights to Minnesota is exciting, heck gardening even has its perks!

Where I am right now is a good place to be. No whining allowed. A little stress will arise of course as my list gets longer, but I’m thankful for what we’ve got here and everything we’ve earned. Right now, life is good.

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