At yoga class yesterday, we were reminded to be in the moment, and do one thing at a time. Which was a timely reminder because working life sometimes entails so much multi-tasking, and we begin to do the same in our own lives as work spills over. And for me, a lot of the past months with Isaac was about juggling entertaining him with the other tasks I had to accomplish. It is not all bad — creating little pockets of “Music with Mummy” time while I get in some piano practice is probably one of the more inspired ways for us to both enjoy the time spent together. But I think there is also something to be said about living a stiller, more focused life. So in these two last precious months of our time together, I resolve to really focus on Isaac when I spend time with him (instead of say, reading behind his back while he plays, like I’ve been doing. Oops!) And for everything else, I was surprised to catch myself instinctively trying to set new goals and tasks and fill up my time now that my first set of goals have been accomplished! So on that note, slow down YX. There is time and world enough for what you want to do — and it is the space you give yourself that lets spontaneity and inspiration set light to life.
(In other news, I love love love this life — this is the most splendid time in my life ever! I can really get used to this pseudo tai-tai hood!)