Updated: Feb 19, 2020
My alarm went off at 7:15 am. I proceeded to hit snooze 4 times until I was forced to jump out of bed, put on my clothes, and jump in my car without makeup.
I raced across the entire county to make a meeting at 8:30. Every time I hit a red light I would rush to put on my makeup praying the light would stay red a moment longer than it should. (At one point I only had mascara on one eye.)
When I got to the meeting I mainly listened, and soaked in the information so I could work on the creative design pieces behind the scenes. That was my role for this project- behind the scenes stuff.
After the meeting I drove to McDonalds and treated myself to an Egg McMuffin. A secret favorite of mine. I didn’t tell anyone, because if you don’t tell anyone about the bad things you eat then calories don’t count. Plus I finished the sandwich in my car and before I got out of the parking lot, so they definitely didn’t count.
I got home by 10am, and started working on our company’s social media production schedule. I only stopped for a lunch break and I enjoyed a quick phone call from a friend during lunch.
I was overly focused, and way too determined.
After a few hours my eyes went crossed which let me know it was almost dinner time. I seasoned my chicken, and popped it in the oven. While I cooked I had bible time, and once the timer went off I enjoyed my meal.
The sky was quickly turning from day to evening, so I grabbed my shoes and hit the pavement for a quick run. I was lucky that I had time in my day to squeeze this in.
The night ended with a shower, a glass of wine, and a book. Just like I like it.
Overall my day was pretty vanilla. Nothing major happened, but my problem is, I can’t live life in vanilla. I don’t want to live life in vanilla (Sorry for those of you who like vanilla- but you should really add some rainbow sprinkles to the mix)
My question to myself is…What made this day more special than any other? What were the rainbow sprinkles?
I had to stop and reflect for a moment. I mean I drove across the entire county for one meeting and then drove back home to sit alone and work. I could easily allow annoyance to creep in, but that’s just not the truth. There’s more to the story.
The truth is my day was made more special than any other because I was able to get out of the house and be a part of an amazing meeting with an amazing client as well as watch my boss in action and learn from her. The truth is I spontaneously treated myself to a not so healthy breakfast and it felt GREAT. I kind of felt like a rebel. The truth is I was able to go home, put on comfy clothes, and finish my work in the luxury of my own space. The truth is because I work from home I am able to take time to cook healthy meals without feeling stretched for time. The truth is I ran and it energized me to finish off my night. And the truth is I had bible time while looking out to a beautiful view with soft worship music in the back.
Most nights I catch myself sitting on the couch and checking social media more often than not. It becomes so draining, and so unfulfilling. This night was different though. This night I didn’t do that. This night I learned a very important question that I want to continue to ask myself, as well as ask my children one day: What made this day more special than any other?
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