Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Uncovered Advice {Slice of Life}

It's Monday morning and I'm talking through the day with my middle daughter.  She's got to get dressed, pick up her room, pick up a sewing project in process, start a second sewing project for fair, get ready for work, work, and make cupcakes with her sister that are red, white, and blue for a picnic we are going to tomorrow.  Increase the pace at which you read this because I do talk fast and I forgot to mention she was just eating breakfast for the day.

Her response - "Slow your roll."

I got really quiet and walked away and thought maybe that was a bit too much so soon.  Then I thought about starting the school year with my new friends.  While there's a lot of excitement to get going right away and there's a lot of energy for doing things just right and the to do list starts growing, maybe I need to "slow my roll".  After a little internet research I learned "slow your roll" is a metaphor for "applying the breaks, calming down, and/or take it easy.  I think those are three things worth considering in August. 

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  1. "Slow your roll" -- that's a great phrase, which I didn't know until now. Thank you, and thank your daughter.

  2. Mandy--I'm with you. I live by the mantra, "I've got places to go, things to do, and people to see." Ain't nobody got time for dawdling. Yet, what sage advice from your daughter. I know I often need to "slow my roll" and enjoy the moment. Great post!

  3. I'll remind you, if you remind me. I'm working on reframing my mindset, too.