Has it happened to you that you’re minding your own business, and suddenly a revelation hits you so hard that you never saw it coming? For me, it was this weekend when I started to really think about what I value. Not what I say is important to me, but what my time says is important. And if you look at my schedule, the important things to me are: work, sleep, and celebrating food.
What that means is, I spend most of my day talking about food, trying food, writing about food; even promoting places people should go for good food. Oh, and getting excited about food. Not that the enjoyment of food should be banned, but…
That’s when the revelation came. When did passion for food ever save anybody? And as a law abiding citizen, what am I contributing to my community? I boldly and publicly say, not much.
My Life’s Sum
I don’t want my life to sum up to: that’s the girl that always knew the best places to eat. Because if that’s the most telling part about me, then I’m doing this life all wrong. I mean, am I right? There has to be more to this life than enjoying the temporal.
So now I am left thinking about how I’ll get to the end I really want. Because life will become the sum of the small moments. That time you helped your cousin with her homework. Or that day you called in sick because you just wanted to sleep in a few hours. It’s all adding up to a future you.
Do Something Now
The time is now. If not now, then when? Do a little inventory of your time. I’ve done it before and then forgotten about it. So it’s important to do it over and over again. Why? Because we forget. Because life happens. We go on about the mundane and it keeps adding up. Make the change today.
There will come a day when you look back at your life. If that day were today, would you smile about it? Would anyone else even care? I want to live a fulfilled life that feeds more than people’s appetite. I want to make that change today, so that tomorrow will show what I valued with my time.