I do most of my intense thinking when I'm traveling because for whatever reason in the midst of so much unfamiliarity, I find my thoughts to be so clear. We're traveling by plane to Stockholm and I'm feeling very fulfilled. It's something that I don't feel often. Most of my days I spend longing for whatever's next - what's left for me to cross of my bucket list - but today, I feel content.
The jet lag has really gotten to me this trip. I stay up all night and beg for the comfort of my bed by 10 in the morning. It gets dark super early here, too. We're pretty far up north so it makes sense, but still the sun setting at 3:45 in the afternoon would throw any American for a loop.
This all has me thinking about time and what we make of it. I'm a procrastinator at heart - really working on that. I put off everything possible for one more episode of Stranger Things (like seriously, I've already watch Season Two three times from start to finish - unbelievable). I've been feeling really guilty about all of the things I could have done or could be doing with this extra time. The content I could create - would it grow my following quicker, would I get better at my craft, would I be able to help others learn something? Yes, yes, and yes... So stop wasting so much damn time.
We are in control of what we dedicate our time and energy to.
I need to dedicate my time to doing instead of planning and procrastinating. Like this blog post - if you're reading this, I actually finished it and didn't put it away to die with the other thousand blog posts I started but "got too busy to finish." Time is our only constant and the only thing we can't control. So we have to take advantage of it.
When this trip is over and I anxiously await my next departure in January, I will have two months of nothing. Two months to sit and watch all the Netflix my heart desires or two months to do something.
It's up to me what I do with my time - and it's up to you what you do with yours.