Life is short, so get going!

retrochick.JPGIvy says:

I had such a good time at the potluck I was telling you about on Friday that I can’t even begin to form the words to express how great it was. It is very, very important that we get some time to catch up, hang with friends, let loose and just be ourselves. As adults. With no children.

It’s hard, with our busy schedules and the myth of “quality time”, to fit that time in to take care of ourselves and feed our inner social butterflies. But I can tell you now, it is very important to do so.

My pal Ginger has a post on her blog today that really hits home:

33 students woke up last Monday and didn’t know it was their last day. Life is short and I love you.

It is important, for sure, to make sure everyone in your life knows you love them. But it is so important, too, to make sure you are spending some time on yourself. If you knew it was the last day of your life, would you spend it doing what you normally do, or would you spend it with your friends and family, having a good time?

Of course we have a lot to do, of course we must cook and clean and take care of kids and pets if we have them, and work and all that boring grown-up crap we all have to do. Yes, yes, I know. But schedule some time for you, and have fun with it. Sing Hank Williams Jr.’s “Family Tradition”.  Dance until you’re dizzy. Play kickball.

You are worth it.


  1. Ginger on April 24, 2007 at 7:45 pm

    That is such a great post! Thanks for the shout out. You’re right…we are all worth it.

  2. Heather on April 24, 2007 at 11:01 am

    I love kickball. Can we have a game in the fall so I can play, too?

  3. newscoma on April 23, 2007 at 10:01 pm

    I think I will go play kickball.
    Life is too short and that was a great post.