My alarm went off at 6am in attempts to get me up early. I like to get up early to welcome the day in silence and prepare myself before my son wakes. Although with darkness in the room and the taps of the rain, it made the event of springing out of bed much more difficult. So, I decided to grab my phone to see what the world was up to. I had gotten a phone call from the department of education. They were calling for snow and sleet the night before, so I was sure that they were announcing a delay. Sure enough after listening to the voicemail, my son had a 2 hour delay.

Luckily, this won’t effect my day job as most days I don’t go in until 10:30am. So, I laid around some more to get some much needed rest. After 20 minutes passed, I finally decided to get up. I snuck out and into the kitchen. I started to pour myself a bowl of cereal when the bedroom door crept open. My son had woke up…well no pre-game today. That’s okay, we still have a delay that will give me the chance to take it easy and not rush around.

My son laid on the sofa watching his favorite YouTube channel, Onyx kids. Onyx Kids are a couple of cute kids that come up with silly and creative stories that captures the attention of the audience for sure. I enjoyed my breakfast as I watched the yard flood from the heavy rain through my kitchen window. This was a time to relax or play, leaving stress out of the morning. Sometimes, it’s nice to just not rush around. The world we live in is a constant rush here and rush there. We didn’t do anything spectacular during this two hour delay, we just didn’t scramble looking for clothes, rushing to finish our morning meal and rush out the door to make time for school.

Times like this it is easier to stop and think about those stressful mornings and think that it wasn’t worth it. When you’re in the moment, it is harder to stop yourself and say, ‘It’s going to be okay if you’re 5 minutes late’. Everything is a time schedule nowadays. We try to cram everything in, because we don’t get enough sleep or there simply seems to not be enough time in the day for everything.

I’m not saying that there is enough time for all of our wants and needs, but I do think it is possible. We just haven’t mastered how to utilize our time to slow down yet. We just have this sense of wanting more out of time, because we feel we are not making the best of it. We blame it on the world and our obstacles, but maybe the problem is just…us. Our minds are in a constant race to organize things and prep for life, but we are missing the most precious moments in front of us due to rush.

I don’t have the answers, my blogs are never going to claim that I do know what I’m doing. I just know what I’m talking about that we need to slow down. We need to relax. We need to utilize our time. We need to find happiness and appreciate sweet precious moments again. We simply just need to…so it’s best if we try to figure out how. 



Written by J. Marie

Mom of three boys. Assistant Manager - Meris Gardens Bed & Breakfast . Blogger . Photographer . Marketing Director . Custom Art . Part-Time Student . Pursuing career in Mental Health Services

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