Happy Wednesday, my loves! It is a gorgeous morning. The sun is shining, the grass is green, the trees are budding, and ugh it’s spring, and that alone should bring a smile. So the other day, I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and there was a post that really just made me laugh. It said, “If you honk your horn .4 seconds after the light turns green, I will shut off my car, lay on the hood, and feed the birds for an hour.” I immediately sent it to every one on my DM list because I thought “OMG that is totally me”. I sent it and forgot all about it. People responded to it saying “OMG totally me” or “stop this is so funny” or “I can relate to that”. And I didn't realize the problem with this until Monday morning came along.
I like to think that Mondays give you a little excuse to be late. They are by far the worst day of the week, the alarm is always just so loud, things seem to take longer, traffic is always backed up. I mean Mondays got a bad rep for a reason. Well this past Monday I got caught up in the stereotypical Monday. I got up late, I dilly dallied around while getting ready, I was just running late in general, and then the traffic hit. I was sitting in my car, looking at the clock, panicking that I wouldn't get to class in time and the (sounds silly but we all do it) that I would get a bad bike!!! I came to an intersection where two lanes merged into one, and, of course (I mean in always happens this way right?), the person in front of me was going 35 mph with their blinker on to get over. Not only were we the last 2 people to get over, but then we hit a red light. I remember sitting in my car just so angry, at the person in front of me, because they were making me late for spin class. Not me, but simply them. And it took me a few minutes in the TORQUE lobby to realize that I was the person who would be doing the honking rather than lying on the car feeding the birds.
The problem with this whole quote was that everyone could relate to it. We are all always on the go. We are all rushing, cramming, and squeezing things in because we think we can do it all. And then when it doesn't work out, we blame everyone but ourselves. I know this because I do it all the time. Monday was a perfect example. I probably debated between 2 tanks for about 10 minutes, searched Spotify for a song for about 5 minutes, scrolled through Instagram and twitter, and then realized how little time I had, got in my car, and started honking and yelling at people to get moving because I couldn't get myself moving. So Tuesday, I decided to get up and out early. No distractions. I was going to get there and not leave time to blame others. And I did. But see that is just a bandaid. It didn't really address the problem, just temporarily fixed it. And, of course, like always, life naturally brought me the solution. Kate played “Sixteen” by Ellie Goulding. The song was just about how life really does get the best of us. That time is so limited. And sometimes we need to live like we are sixteen again. These moments just seem to happen and when they do I don't question them. Instead I take them as a sign from the universe that it is time to wake up.
People, we only have so much time on this planet. Our bodies will only be breathing for as long as they are supposed to be. And negativity, stress, anger, impatience, they hinder our time. I pray and pray that we all take this little blog post as a wake up call to slow down. To really live life and not just squeeze it all in to one 24 hour day because we think we have to. I always think of the things that I miss when I am rushing. That is a scary thought to me, so let's do something about it. Let’s make a promise today that we are going to stop rushing. We are going to count our blessings. We are going to try our best to outsmart this life and manage our time the best. We are going to live like we are sixteen sometimes. We are going to follow our bliss. We are going to fuel our souls with things that are going to help it to beat. We are going to stop being the person honking the horn when the light turns green. And I think life will get a little sweeter, a little more happy, and a little bit more worthwhile. Here’s to more changes TORQUE tribe, we got this. Together. My most favorite place to be.
All my love! XO,