Monday, October 18, 2010

Easily Lost

Easily lost... This term could be tattooed on my forehead. Ask my husband or anyone who really knows me: I am horrible with directions. Not only do I occasionally ignore the directions in my hard, I will go off of the direction I think I should be going in. Or I will try to remember how we got there last time. And it usually does not work in my favor. Today was no exception. It was my first day of work, and I had to drive a few towns over to go to my orientation. I pinky promised J that I had the mapquested directions pre-programed into my phone and I was good to go. Low and behold I get lost. Thank goodness I gave myself LOTS of time to make this drive because I could have easily been late. And I ended up finding the building, only after I re-mapquested it about three times. Happy ending to a story that will repeat it's self over and over again. 
As I drove home from my adventures in orientation I thought about how easily lost I can get not only with driving but in life as well. I know all the right steps, the things I should be doing but how often am I taking action? I know my faith life is lacking, but what am I doing about it? I know I should be getting out and walking every day, but am I? I know how to manage my time and make sure that my house is running well, but am I taking the time to do those things? Much like I needed to continue to mapquest my directions, I have to continually remind myself of the life I want to live. There are things that are important to me and they need to be at the top of my To Do list, not the bottom. 
God first, Husband second, Family third, Friends fourth. Everything else will just have to wait it's turn. 
A girl's gotta have priorities and a good To Do list!

Love,
L

1 comment:

Dez Molloy said...

Maybe maps aren't your thing...hmm...should you have landmarks instead?

Example:
Turn left at country store, drive until you see rock with dead-skunk and take an immediate right (being careful not to run over dead skunk). When you see the building you are looking for, park because you have arrived.

Maybe good landmarks for life as well?

Example:
When you see J, hug him. When you see Bible, open it. When you see church, go inside. When you see tennis shoes, go for a walk, when you see sushi, eat it.

Yep, I think you are more of a landmark girl, forsure.

Love you Niece LiLu!