Present Over Perfect
Happy Tuesday! This post was supposed to go up yesterday but Olive had the most random 104 fever that literally came out of nowhere. We were face-timing with my mom and she was all smiles and then an hour later we were at my midwife appointment and it was almost at 102. Then it just kept rising, but we prayed and declared healing over her body and by 11 pm the fever had broke. Olives never had any Tylenol and I was super close to giving her some yesterday but we let it run its course and she is totally fine today which makes me happy I didn't give her any.
We leave for Chicago tomorrow afternoon and I haven't even brought the suitcases up yet. Life has been busy with trying to get my clothing line started and prepare for baby sister. I also have been trying my best to just slow down and enjoy the moments and not rush to do everything. I'm sure I'll be running around tomorrow morning packing, sooooooo maybe I haven't found the correct amount of balance yet but I'm working on it. I recently put this quote from the book Present Over Perfect on my Instagram but thought I'd share it here too!
"There are lots of conversations right now about how to do everything better/faster/smarter, how to streamline, multitask, layer, balance, flow, juggle. How to monetize, strategize and on and on. This is good stuff. Necessary stuff. But my jam these days is wasting time, playing, becoming aware of that internal engine that always wants to go faster, faster, faster. That engine is not the best part of me. My HEART is the best part of me. And I'm finding my heart loves to play. My heart loves to color and draw, loves to dance in the kitchen, loves to shoot baskets, loves to do cartwheels with my nieces in the front yard. What would our lives be like if our days were studded by tiny, completely unproductive, silly, nonstrategic, wild and beautiful five minute breaks, reminders that our days are for loving and learning and laughing, not for pushing and planning, reminders that it's all about the heart, not about the hustle? "
Ah, isn't that little passage just a breath of fresh air? If you haven't picked up a copy of Present over Perfect yet I'd highly recommend it. It's one of those books that woke me up out of my autopilot and challenged me to really live again.