So, to put the title of this post into perspective, there is a story told by Steven Covey about making priorities in your life. If you haven't heard about the "Big Rocks in Life", You can read it here. It's worth a look.
Work has been a bear since last September, and add in the holiday stress, New Year's annual tax and paperwork travail, and I've been feeling a bit blue lately.
This week and last, I did something I have not had time to do in quite a long time. A sew meet with my girlfriends. Even though I was tired, and lots on my mind, like shaping my children to be productive and pleasant citizens of society, and world peace, I went anyway tonight.
We chatted, made each other laugh, embarrassed whatever children were present. And there is just something in that mix of nonsense that releases some endorphins or something. I am still stressed about work, but a little less so. I am still worried about the state of the world, but a little less so. Still wishing I didn't have decades ahead of me of working, striving, saving, etc., but a little less so.
Time with friends is one of the Big Rocks in my life. I'm going to try harder not to let the sand take up all the space.