Well, it's about time!
Last weekend ended up being busy, which meant my normal chores of house cleaning and laundry didn’t get done like usual. When working a 40 week outside of the house, and still have what seems like a 40 hour week of home chores between cooking and cleaning and everything else it takes to keep a home functioning, it just seems like there are always things left undone.
So yesterday, as I looked at the pile of laundry that looked more like a mountain I would rather blast with TNT, than the little hill easy to climb that is was on Saturday, I realized I could do it during the week. My hours (with my old job that I have been continuing to do until they hire my replacement) have been cut back to 24 hours/week during this current Covid-19 issue. Wow, I thought! I can get some things done. Well, it’s about time!
Then it donned on me. It IS about time. THAT is exactly what this is about. Then my little light bulb hovering above my head grew a little brighter. I could sew my daughter’s weighted blanket I haven’t had time to do. I could enjoy the sun and mow the yard, maybe together, or maybe separately, because, well, I have the time!
How many times have we heard in our life to enjoy the time you have, because you will never get it back. Or hear people say, “if only there were more hours in the day!” Or listened to the regret people express as someone is passing away, saying “if only I had more time.”
Time is a gift. One not many people get. There are 86,400 seconds in a day or 1440 minutes. In our lives, our day is usually filled with work, and sleep, and a lot of busy work. We now have time. Believe me, I also understand bills, and the stress that goes with realizing our paychecks are going to be short. But this is about something different. It is about realizing we have been given a gift that not many get. We have been given time. Time to spend with our kids and families. Time to complete tasks that otherwise have been left undone. Time to better ourselves.
So what are you going to do with your time?
Learn something new? Take a class online?
Teach your kids? To cook? To sew? A craft?
Read a book? Oh how I have missed having time to read. To not feel guilty about curling up in a blanket with a good book, and ignoring other things that need done! Yep. That one is going to happen-blanket and all!
Read to and with your kids?
Work in the yard?
Plan an exciting event or get together that can happen when it is safe to gather again?
Explore the world? There are some amazing sites offering free virtual tours of museums around the world. What fun!
So what are you going to do? What can you learn, or do that will make you better, your life better, or our community better?
Here at Graphically Deb, we have the benefit of being able to work from anywhere. In order to keep us, our customers, and our community safe, we are mostly working from home and reaching out to customers via phone and email. We also are going to take this little bit slower time to gain knowledge via online training and webinars that will provide us with education so we can better serve our customers and our community. Through this outbreak of Covid-19, we have had the pleasure of being able to be available to serve our community by gathering information, creating a spot for the community to look for info, and educating our community and businesses alike on available services.
We will cherish this time that we so often do not have to make us better and more knowledgeable for all our local businesses that need marketing now, and that are definitely going to need marketing when they re-open in the weeks and months to come!