Another week has come and gone and our Tuesday blog post is due!
This week has been a fun one. We took friends who are thinking about getting into sailing out on Batland, varnishing was completed (for now), we started working on another porthole replacement, and we enjoyed life as it happened.
Clearly, it’s been eventful and celebratory, but shouldn’t we celebrate everyday?
I read something recently that said “romanticize your life.”
Typically when you hear the word romance or romantic you think of love stories or relationships, but this isn’t talking about those things. Well, it can include those things, but it’s more about focusing on the little things that make you feel alive: good coffee, intense books, silly facetime dates with friends, making your favorite dessert.
Life is made up of all these small moments. The small moments are what make up the big things, so why not celebrate them? Romanticize your life. Treat yourself with the joy of a good latte even if it takes a little longer to make and a tad more effort. Read for 20 minutes in the morning as the sun is coming up and realize just how good it is to be where you are.
It’s easy to get caught up in the big things. It’s easy to play the waiting game. It’s easy to not live in the here and now. When you have so many things going on like road trips or work or conferences (really anything), it can be easy to stay in the mindset of “I can’t wait until (fill in the blank here)”. It’s good to be excited for the future, but we can’t live there.
Enjoying the day by day is so important for your mind, for your life, for you. It makes you stop and look around every now and then to take in all of the good things you have.
With all of our sailing and road trips and plans to go abroad, it’s really easy to be excited for the future. So, we do what we can to be excited about the now. Sometimes, it’s pretty hard, especially when things are at a standstill, the weather changes our plans, or we’re in between plans. We take time to read in the mornings and have coffee together. We do something we love. We focus on just how good life is together. After all, our next minute is never promised.
So, as I constantly challenge myself to be present and mindful, I hope you’ll do the same.