While most of us have no idea how long we have to enjoy this human experience on earth, we act as if time is infinite.
We think we will get to the fun stuff later.
We believe that, after our obligations are met, we will finally have time to live our lives and bond affectionately with our family.
We never do.
Or it’s too late and they’ve left for college.
We prioritize work, schedules, money and materialism while delaying time with loved ones, self-care and connecting with core values.
When I started reading Mira Kirshenbaum’s book, “The Gift of a Year”, my first thought was that it was impossible. As I read women’s stories about how they changed their lives by gifting themselves something personally relevant, I considered all the women I knew who would benefit from such a plan, but it would never work for me. I was too busy. I had too much to do. I could never manage the time for such frivolity. And then I realized that the book had been placed in my hands for a reason and it reminded me of my friend’s question.