Have you ever just had those months where life has just flown by and then you look up and its already almost the new year? That is exactly how it has been for me. So much has been going on that I feel like I have not gotten anything accomplished. My to do list keeps growing but the hours in a day remains at 24.
The last time I posted was September 25th and I look at my calendar today and it is November 6th… Where has the time gone? What have I been doing? I have I accomplished anything is the last month and a half? These are all questions that I have for myself as I think about how much time has gone and how much I have really lived in the moment.
September is filled with so much love and joy for me. It’s my wedding anniversary, My Daughter’s birthday, my grandfather’s birthday, My son’s birthday, and my husband’s birthday. So it was full of celebrating. We had a joint birthday for my kids during the day and then an adult party for my husband that night. Took my husband to a college football game for his birthday as well as bought him a puppy for our wedding anniversary. So it makes so much sense that September went by fast for me.
October on the other hand? I did not really do much but yet I feel like it went by so fast. I didn’t get to do all of the spooky things that I wanted to do. I kept putting it off and saying, “Oh I will watch this scary movie next week” or “Oh I will carve a pumpkin in the next few days.” I feel like life just came at me fast that month. Next thing you know I looked up and it is now November.
How in the world is it already November? It feels like yesterday was May. The whole house just got over being sick and we can all finally breathe again. This month my son started Speech therapy and we go see a surgeon about his hernia. My daughter is growing like a weed and is getting smarter and smarter by the day. My husband is working and working out per usual but me ??? I am in the middle of so much. I feel like every time that I start something….life happens. I make a plan and then something hits. My house had the black plague last week when all 4 of us were sick. I couldn’t hardly focus enough to get anything done but somehow I managed to make it work.
This post is just about life and how fast it can come and how fast it can go. I really do need to slow down and learn how to live in these moments. These moments of time where it seems like I am doing nothing but the reality is that I am doing a lot but I am not be appreciative of the “nothing” that I am able to do (Don’t let that go over your head). Some people do not have time to sit and relax. Some people do not even have a home that they can relax in. So although sometimes it seems like I am doing “nothing” I am doing much more than others.
So last year I started a Thanksgiving food drive. I collected money and the end goal was to buy food for a homeless shelter. So at the beginning of November I had gotten the word out via social media and began to collect money. I was able to collect over $600 dollars and with that was able to buy 869 food items to donate. ALL of the food items were donated to the ACCESS Soup kitchen and Men’s Shelter in Frankfort, KY a few days before Thanksgiving. I have once again started the same food drive. I would LOVE for you to donate if you can but if you can’t I would just LOVE for you to help me spread the word. My CashApp name is $BrittaniParchment and you can donate money that way. If you would like to donate money and do not have Cashapp. Please email ThebossesBlog@gmail.com and we can set something up.