I have Carped too many Diems this weekend. ( I love this saying)
Carpe Diem use to be a really important phrase to me and I felt that I needed to actively work on Seizing the Day. At the time, I didn’t think I had gotten much seizing done.
But lately, I have looked back over the times in my life I felt I should have done more seizing and realized that I have seized a lot. I see all the things I have missed but realistically, I doubt I could have handled much more.
I took some time off from this philosophy (I needed the down time to learn balance) and have started to ramp my life up again. I am taking advantage of many wonderful opportunities that seem to be spilling out of a cornucopia laying at my feet. This weekend, I had a date Friday, Saturday was spent at a birthday party/jam session, I had a guest Sat night, Sunday was a picnic with friends leading into Free Shakespeare in the Park followed by dinner and seeing Sprited Away (the new Miyazaki film). Tonight I am going to the Plough mostly to see people because I haven’t had much of a chance the last two Mondays. Grocery shopping is scheduled for Tuesday (I have no food!!!). This leaves me Wednesday to look forward to playing dead. Ahhh.
I am not as young as I used to be, and as Mertuil points out , this shows up in the price you pay when you Seize your day. Of course, I still want more. I like what I have going on and want to take advantage of ALL the opportunities that I find opening up for me. But, if you look at things with the POV of karma and everything happens for a reason, I figure this is the time in my life for me to learn to say no when what I want is YES! Ah limits. Bleck!
I would be all sad about this except I look at the things I get to say Yes to and I am all happy again. Yea!
And here I didn’t think I would have anything to say and be posting to my own journal all that much. HA