1000 Paces

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I feel like I am constantly running a thousand paces as of late as so many aspects of our lives become busy as many people.  It is often too easy to preach for people to take life slow and enjoy the moments yet much harder to practice this in actuality.

[easyazon-image-link asin=”B005CRF9JI” alt=”Cubist Headaches Giclee Poster Print, 24×32″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51H1MwMr4lL._SL160_.jpg” align=”left” width=”120″ height=”160″]One thing I can say to all the people out there who aren’t parents yet is enjoy the free time you have because once you really succumb to parenthood your free time is completely consumed.  I used to wonder why a friend of mine had no free time until my kids started becoming old enough to have their own “activities” and need to be taken to places.  This combined with my wife and my own hectic lives we spend some weekdays running at frantic paces.

I remember the days when we slept in until 8am and noon on Saturday/Sunday but those are distant memories of over a decade ago now.  All I can do is steal moments in an hour here, or hour there to spend time with the kids before starting the next thing or trying to catch some talk time with the wife before collapsing on the couch exhausted after a long day.

Life will put everyone through a thousand paces and at some point you have take back time before it is lost or you are run ragged.

-Justin Germino

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Updated: August 25, 2011 — 5:25 pm