Until I'd say about 2-3 years ago, I would often find myself in a state of boredom....or constantly looking for something to do. It drove Brett insane. All of the running around, a party here, an event there. Constant motion.
Then a few summers ago, it all changed. I was no longer interested in jam packing my time with activities, just for the sake of activities [if that makes any sense]. My day job/career is deadline driven. There is no getting around that. I live + die for the deadline. It keeps you moving...so much so that one day you wake up and realize that months have gone by. That, I believe is what changed my mindset.
I can't control the deadlines at work. I walk in, and I [ + my team] essentially give my time away to others. It is what it is. BUT, I do have control of my non-work life, and I've chosen to quiet it down a bit.
My weekends now pretty much consist of me hanging out with Brett + Ryan. No major agenda, for the most part. Yes, we still have parties and events to attend...but only the important ones. Whereas I used to fill every waking moment with stuff [some that mattered, most that didn't], I have become much pickier with my time.
I now laugh at Ryan when she will lament 'mom, I'm bored......'
I'm hoping it doesn't take her as long as it took me to realize the importance of a little silence and just being. :)
Kind of perfect, right?