I was supposed to be on a farm today. My son’s class was scheduled for their first field trip of the year, which was to visit a working farm. Of course I offered to be a chaperone! But then the nor’easter rolled in and so the school canceled the trip.
At first I was really bummed because 1) I love farms, 2) I was excited to go on a field trip with my son’s class, and 3) I had planned on writing my blog post for the day about the trip. What was I going to do? What was I going to write about? I had a moment of disappointed frustration. But then I realized that another door had opened: the free moment door. Suddenly I had a few hours that had been scheduled and now were free. What a luxury! When does that happen?!
So I am taking advantage of it! I am brewing some more chai (yes, I’m obsessed), I’m quietly doing laundry, and I am going to enjoy some peace and quiet. Could I fill the time with lots of errands and tasks? Yes. Could I cook a bunch of food for the freezer? Yes. Would that be productive? Yes. But how often do we get these moments where we can take our time, enjoy, and breathe? The way I look at it, another way to be productive is to rejuvenate myself by taking the time to slow down, recognize the gift and accept it.
So that is what I am going to do.