“Ask yourself today if what you are doing is moving you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.”
I read that quote this weekend, and it really spoke to me. This time of year is crazy busy for most people, and we find ourselves involved in many wonderful things. But are all our activities and commitments leading us to where we want to be in the future?
I can hear you saying now, “I have great obligations that don’t or won’t change.” That’s true for all of us. But are we carving out time for things we really want to do–things that will lead us to the place we have dreamed of being? Today, spend some time reflecting on that thought.
With my son Brian Hart Hoffman editing one of our new magazines, Bake from Scratch, I have watched him do what I have dreamed of doing—baking bread! He actually bakes everything. I am now learning to bake bread and rolls from sourdough starter that was given to me by my dear friend Ann Dorer. Ann was the first editor of Southern Lady magazine!
My first attempt was good but not great. I didn’t roll my cinnamon rolls tight enough, and I didn’t put enough pecans in the filling, so that challenged me to set aside more time to try again until I get it right! My second attempt was dinner rolls. They were delicious but not as pretty as I would have liked! I’m having fun with this, and I want to really be good at it. Here’s to hoping my third try will be better than the first two!
Wherever you are in your life, carve out time for yourself and do the things you have dreamed of doing. It will bring such happiness to you!