Living in the moment.
I know this might sound like a cop-out, but it’s true. Lately, I’ve been trying really hard to live in the moment and enjoy each day for what it is. I know I have to look ahead to plan the future, but I’m trying to worry less about the future and live in the now.
Take for instance the milestone birthday coming up for my daughter. I’m trying not to freak out that she’s turning 18. So much happens when she celebrates this birthday. She’ll be able to vote. She’ll no longer be under a state imposed curfew. (Just mine. Haha) She’ll no longer be considered a minor. Holy smokes. How did that happen?
(Here’s the kid on our last Hawaiian sunset. Love that smile. Love that girl!)
See what just happened there? I got ahead of myself. Because she is NOT yet 18 and I’m not going to stress. And when that birthday happens and all those things that go along with it come to fruition, I will be happy for her and not at all stressed.
I’m pretty good about letting go of the past. I can’t tell you how important I think that is. Holding onto the past never did anyone any favors. I truly believe that. To live a healthy life, people need to move forward and deal with what’s happening now.
And speaking of now. Right now, I’m enjoying being a full time author. Not only that, I’m crazy happy to be able to attend my daughter’s last high school soccer games. I have time to walk the dogs, make dinner and read a little along with writing every day. As much as I love my day job, it’s really hard to fit everything in. Actually, it’s practically impossible. So when I have these breaks from Hollywood, I enjoy them as much as I can.
Before I forget… this is my last chance to shout out Eight Nights with a Hero! It’s gone in 11 days so snag it now for 99 cents! You’ll be glad you did!
So, tell me…How are you at living in the moment? And besides that, what’s your happiness this month?