It’s so frikkin’ easy to get mentally sidetracked in life.  To forget the long game and get hung up on the intricacies of the short game.  To become fixated on the “when” will it happen, rather than living life, and trusting that it IS HAPPENING.

Whenever I spend a lot of time with my dogs, as I’m doing more and more of while at the cottage, because, let’s be honest while in the city, life is busy, and my dogs are not as front and center of every single day life.  Not the way they are at the cottage.  When we’re at the cottage we’re all in one place day in day out, so obviously we spend a lot of time together, and what I’m learning from hanging out with my four legged kids is how unbelievably easy going/flexible, and cool they always are.  They don’t care if there are boxes around them, or not.  They don’t know if they have hot water, or not.  They are totally clueless to whether or not the landscaping is done around them, or if it’s still just sand/dirt.

Dogs are chill.  Dogs have no agenda.  (That is unless it is dinner time, and Duke turns on his under the table begging charm.)

I need to be more like my dogs.

To live more in the moment, to chill out and trust that everything I need will come to me in its right time.  That life is awesome, and perfect, and magical exactly the way it is, in this exact moment.

Dogs don’t look ahead, nor do they look behind.  They just are.  Every day they live in the moment.

And they nap a lot.

That’s definitely something I wish I could do more of.  Hell do any of; is nap.

After spending these last three days with my boys, in nature, just being, I have to be honest with you, I miss very little of my city life.  I don’t miss the time I used to spend on social media.  I don’t miss the hustle and bustle of running from this appointment to that one.  I definitely do not miss the traffic, or the sinus pressure headaches from the pollution.  What I do miss is the peace and tranquility of the lake when I leave it.  I was worried that I wouldn’t take to the quiet, serene, cottage life…so imagine my surprise to learn that I’m taking to it like a fish to water.

Things that make me go “hmmm…”

 

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