Friday, December 6, 2013

Timing

I feel like there are two camps of people when it comes to life and timing: the "there's no perfect time for anything, you have to let life happen" and the "I'm way too much of a planner for that". Most of us live somewhere in the middle. I think.

I'd say one of my greatest challenges is not imposing my timeline on things that happen in due time. I'd like to use that as my excuse as to why a wedding venue was booked before I had a ring on my finger. But September 25 is the PERFECT fall-in-New-England wedding date! Turns out, it wasn't. It was 86 degrees and painfully hot in the chapel. You'd think I'd learn by now.

Other times, though, I've nailed timing. Not so long ago a perfectly timed pregnancy coincided with my licensing exam which coincided with a maternity leave which led to the ability to launch a private practice while still at home. I was then able to live the life I've dreamed and worked toward for the last 10 years: being home to raise my children while scheduling my own work hours.

Up until now, it has felt like the ideal timeline was obvious. Now? I don't have a damn clue. When is the perfect time to have a second child? When should we move? What's the best time to list our condo? Where should we move?

I guess it's time for trying out that whole let life happen thing.


7 comments:

  1. Good topic. Timing is a funny thing. With Hazel, I 'made' my own 'perfect timing.' As in, I decided that it would be PERFECT to have her in the City in a one bedroom APT. And that owning a home wasn't a priority. I realized post pregnancy that a lot of planning/effort went into my 'perfect timing.' Again, for example, during my mat leave we bought a house and I finally got the job that I was stalking online for a year. As my brother said, I always figure it out. Yet I worked really hard to make those things happen! I feel like I learned the hard way- that I make my own perfect timing. Usually it involves compromise within myself to decided if and when things are perfect. Does that even make sense? Love this post!

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