Thursday, June 27, 2013

Take it Slow and Enjoy the Music

Recently, I had a rare time to just sit and enjoy a cup of coffee by the window. The world was silent. My thoughts were racing, thinking about everything and nothing. All of a sudden, I wondered why its too quite. Then I realized that I havent been listening to music anymore. The radio at home has been quite for the longest time. When life was not as busy as it is now, when I was single and left to hound by myself, I used to live and breath music. Im not a musician ha,just had to clear that up. I just love listening to music all the time. Our home used to tremble from the loud songs blasting from the speakers. No complains from dad since he loved my playlist. When Im out, headphones were permanently plugged into my ears. I bought a CDman with my first salary. My room was littered with CDs of Alanis Morrissette. Rivermaya and Eraserheads,anyone?

What happened? Why did the songs stopped? Why did it became too silent? Well, life happened that's why. I was too busy creating a new home for my young family that I forgot how to enjoy an ordinary day. Life got too hectic that I would go through the day in a rush. 
Always running, always in a hurry. 
If I stop as to take a breath, I'll get left behind.I'll get smashed by the competition.   
Smell the flowers? Hear the birds sing? Who has the time?
Life is a rat race after all. Or so I thought.

Today, I realized that Im too tired of all the rushing and running. I am close to burning out. Just like my favorite book, Not Quite Burned Out But Crispy Around the Edges, I felt like I am about to give up. I love my job, you know. Yes, I do. It brings me satisfaction and fulfillment, not just for the financial gratification but for my contributions in the society. I am happy when Im teaching, but the pressure is slowly mounting, leaving me grasping in the edge for sweet sanity. Dont you just love a life that is uncomplicated and less stressful? Its not easy to achieve but I really want that. I really do.

I want to take my time, enjoy nature, hug Zay while she still lets me, kiss Hubby and cuddle up, live a simple life, enjoy my coffee in the morning without scalding myself , eat breakfast in a garden, run in the fields, feel the wind in my hair, walk in the beach and feel the sand between my toes. I would love to dance in the rain, have an herb garden, cook great dinners, invite friends over. And of course, listen and take pleasure in music again. 
Balingasag, Misamis Oriental, Philippines

Maybe, I can do this. Maybe I can enjoy what life has to offer. Maybe I can start by taking it slow and playing my favorite song, right now.

Kisses,


16 comments:

  1. I think we can all feel burned out from time to time :) I have a problem with slowing down, I am always in too much of a rush to get things done!

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    1. Oh, I just love your drive. I envy you.:)

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  2. Hello Mommy K! Yes, I love Alanis, Rivermaya with Rico Blanco and my all time favorite local band E-heads :) I know how you feel, been there done that. Right now I'm doing that, not going with the flow of life most people live. I stopped caring what people think, and live life to the fullest. Leave the things beyond my control to the God who knows everything :) Very inspiring post indeed! Happy weekend! :)

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    1. We have a lot in common pala,Claire. :)
      Totally agree! Im lifting up everything to Him.

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  3. Hi Kristine! Love this post of yours. In my own experience, this is the path of true happiness - when we live life slowly and in simplicity. It took a husband, a baby and moving back to the countryside for me to realize that.

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    1. Thanks!
      Come to think of it. Life in the countryside is simplier than in big cities.:)

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  4. Absolutely! I realised recently that I hardly listen to music any more. I used to always be discovering new bands and keeping up with new releases from old favourites. Now I don't have a clue about music any more! I've been making more of an effort to make up playlists and put on music in the background when I have friends over. I also love dancing to music with my son :) xxx

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    1. Thank you!
      Dancing with our kids sure is fun!:)

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  5. We all need peace and quiet sometimes just to let our body heal and breathe.

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  6. I was like this when I was younger as well. I've since learned to take it one day at a time. I know our jobs and responsibilities don't always let us do this but we have to sometimes take that time for ourselves. Weekend ((hugs)). :)

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    1. Thank you for reminding me to take my time because I sometimes forget. :) Hugging you back!xxx

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  7. nice post!thanks for the reminder kristine. we all find ourselves super immersed with work (a place where deadline is always the important word). hope you enjoyed the weekend :)

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    1. I hate deadlines too. But what can we do? Thats how the world works.
      Thanks a lot!

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  8. Exactly the same reason why I seldom blog this past week. I'm taking my time to breathe. Feeling ko kulang ang 24 hours a day to accomplish everything that needs to be done. Kanikanina lang, tinanong ko yung isang officemate ko kung bakit parang hindi sya stress samantalang tingin ko paraho lang kami ng routine. Sabi ko kasi, bakit ako, parang palaging puyat. :(

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    1. I know what you mean. Hope you will better soon.:)

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