I started writing this post as a letter to my friends without kids. As I wrote it, I started to realize that I needed to hear this too. Funny how that happens sometimes, huh?
Far too often, we spend our lives waiting for the next big event. We spend our time in high school longing for college. In college, we are looking forward to “the real world”. We spend our single lives waiting to get married. When we get married, the next question is “when are you having kids?”
Too many times we fail to recognize the value of the current place we are in life. We live in the land of “somedays”.
Someday I will start eating right.
Someday I will do a triathlon.
Someday I will run a half marathon.
Or maybe it’s something not fitness related.
Someday I will write a book.
Someday I will start my own company.
Someday I will speak at a conference.
Whatever our goal is, we can always seem to find a reason to put it off. When I was in law school, I thought I had a busy life. Before I had a baby, I thought my life was too busy to train for a big race.
I didn’t have “time.”
Now I want to laugh at my former self.
I had no idea how much time I had.
Now I find myself saying I will do all those things once my baby sleeps through the night. Or gets a little older. Or…
But I suddenly realized that life isn’t going to slow down anytime soon. When he gets older, it won’t be as easy to push him in the jogging stroller. Maybe he’ll have a sibling. Maybe we’ll be busy taking him to his own activities.
There really is no time like the present.
What have you been putting off until “someday”?