Friday, September 28, 2012

What will you grasp onto?

Dear life,

It's that time again!  Five minute Friday!  

Now, set your timer, clear your head, for five minutes of free writing without worrying about getting it right.
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

There are many things I could write about today.  But because of certain things that have presented themselves to me....I want to talk about YOU.  Something funny happens when we grow up, become adults, get real jobs, get married, have kids, get dogs, etc.  We have responsibilities.  Slowly, oh so very slowly, we get in habits, we even get in slumps.  Unless you are very lucky, you get into a routine...mine goes like this:
Six thirty, wake up, get Kumaka ready for school.  Kiss my kids goodbye, get Kumaka off on the school bus, and then I climb in my car and hustle to the beach to pick up Kekoa at surf team.  I take him home, clean up the house, take care of my errands, and wait for the kids to start arriving.  Then it's time to check homework, make sure kids are reading, have everyone do their chores, if there is practice of some sort that must get done, and then dinner.  You get the picture.
Something is missing.  Have you figured it out?  It's me.  I have recently realized that I need to get a better GRASP on ME...who I am...what my dreams are...what makes me happy...what will help me grow.  Because as I do those things, I become a better mom, a better wife, a better friend, and more important...I become a better ME.  
GRASP who you are.  Hold on tight.  Take time for you...everyone will benefit.


  1. Oh, I am learning the same thing. I seem to spend so much of my time coming in last. I agree, we can be so much better if we will just allow a little time for ourselves.


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