I Better Get On It Then … Well Maybe

10 Apr
Image via despair.com

Image via despair.com

Just when I thought I was doing a good job of checking off items from our Sandbox Adventure List, Happiness Project, and Bucket List …

Just when I thought my latest adventure at the Fight For Air Climb was great …

Just when I thought I was getting closer to teaching my kids life lessons worth remembering …

Just when I thought I could relax a little bit because I was getting my life groove back …

Just when I thought I was building …

Someone sends me something like this.


I can’t afford to have pauses like this, especially when I think I’m on a roll. I don’t have anything this spectacular built. I don’t even have blueprints for something like this. I mean hey if you’ve got them, good for you. Me? I’m still trying to make lemonade here and sometimes it’s pretty tasty. Other times not so much.

Legacy, huh? I haven’t really thought about that.  Don’t know when I’m supposed to be thinking about it, or how often. I’m in my late thirties … I guess I better get on it then because apparently the years are short. But sometimes during these short years I wish people would remember to just relax and stop sending me reminders to carpe diem. I do a lot of carpe, but sometimes you just don’t want to carpe every second, of every minute, of every day. You need a break to relax, to reflect. You need a break to ice your knees from all the carpe you were doing the day before.

Carpe diem? Yes.

Better get on it? Yes.

Build Grand Canyons in your life? Yes.

But not today. Sometimes you just need to relax, decompress, and watch AMC.


16 Responses to “I Better Get On It Then … Well Maybe”

  1. 76sanfermo April 11, 2013 at 12:45 AM #

    I totally agree with you.
    The only thing I don’t stop doing , even when I’m dead tired , is being curious….
    Otherwise , why don’t take a good rest and let things going…?

    • The Guat April 17, 2013 at 12:20 AM #

      I’m so glad we both can agree on the rest part. I’m always pro-rest 🙂

  2. bgddyjim April 11, 2013 at 3:07 AM #

    I don’t have to leave anything so spectacular. If I make it to the end tired and ready to go I’ll be happy. I get the whole emotional aspect of that inspirational poster but it departs reality. We have about 74 years to do our best and live well, not create something so big that it can’t be done in 500,000 years. 😉

    • The Guat April 17, 2013 at 12:21 AM #

      Dude I feel you on the departing from reality … sometimes these calendars get too inspirational.

  3. TBM April 11, 2013 at 5:39 AM #

    Don’t forget: eat ice cream, chocolate, watch the sunset, don’t leave the couch all weekend (unless you need to go to the loo), stay in bed all day …

    • The Guat April 17, 2013 at 12:22 AM #

      Dude ice cream and chocolate always, always, always. And I would so like to have a day where I don’t leave the couch. That should be a mission this year…have one day of absolutely nothing. Oh! You’ve given me a great idea!

      • TBM April 17, 2013 at 12:35 AM #

        Glad I could help. I look forward to hearing all about it.

  4. Peripatetic Eric April 11, 2013 at 9:57 AM #

    Great! Ok, no more time for this, i’ve got to go finish up my malaria vaccine this afternoon.

    • The Guat April 17, 2013 at 12:12 AM #

      Malaria? Ha! 🙂 Hope you finished up with that one. Thanks for stopping by

  5. Thestrugglershandbook April 11, 2013 at 12:05 PM #

    Here’s what I do: when I reach the fill line of everyone else’s expectations of me and what should be “accomplished” in my life, I say “Carpe this”, along with an appropriate gesture, before plopping down on the couch and putting my feet up. As long as you feel like you’re getting things done, to heck with everyone else. Then again, I’m not exactly the poster child for work ethic, so take it for what it’s worth!

    • The Guat April 17, 2013 at 12:27 AM #

      I don’t really go by what everyone else “expects” of me, but I trip out when they constantly send me their expectations and life changing experiences and how my life should change too. Dude, I’m good. A definite ‘carpe this’ moment. You are awesome!

  6. The Hook April 12, 2013 at 6:29 AM #

    AMC rules!

    • The Guat April 13, 2013 at 1:46 PM #

      Dude. Doesn’t it? And now that Don Draper is back….duuuuuuuuuude it’s on. It is so on. 🙂

  7. Island Traveler April 16, 2013 at 10:59 PM #

    Rest? Does that exist? As a working dad, sleep is a luxury. As for legacy, I hope I do leave some bits of joy and love to those around me.

    • The Guat April 17, 2013 at 12:17 AM #

      Yeah…rest does not exist. At least not until midnight when everyone is asleep and I can get in a couple of hours before the baby decides to wake up in the middle of the night testing my patience in all kinds of ways. Rest? Yes definitely a luxury, so glad you’re in the same boat 🙂

  8. adinparadise April 19, 2013 at 10:49 AM #

    That’s a bit too heavy for my liking. 🙂

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