Friday, March 18, 2011

Five Minute Friday: On Waiting

On Waiting

Waiting sucks.  There's not a lot worse. But then again, it all depends on what you're waiting for.  Waiting for a birth, waiting for a dentist appointment that you are dreading, waiting for Gadot.  Most of the time,though, I'm not waiting for anything major like this.  Usually it's waiting for ballet practice to end, waiting for basketball practice and games to be over, waiting to pick up my daughter from preschool.  I used to hate these times of void.  Sitting there with nothing to do and no one to talk to.  Lately, though I still haven't embraced the time, I've found ways to fill it.  I take tasks with me that I can do in the car or in the ballet waiting area (purgatory, as I like to call that awful place). I try to do something to make the time useful with important things I don't have time to do at home, like look at catalogs.  I'm not kidding. I love looking at catalogs, especially when there are things in it I can actually afford.  I do other things, like rewrite my yearly goals or, this week, I plan to stop into the Catholic church next door to ballet to pray my rosary in a peaceful place, maybe write my goals there, too.
It's all in how you look at waiting. No matter what it is your waiting for, fill the time with something productive and it's not a waste.

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(This is my first attempt at Five Minute Friday.  I'm a little nervous!)


  1. So true, so much depends on how you look at the waiting.

  2. Oh good for you for just jumping in! And yes, what we make of our waiting does seem to be in the eye of the beholder...what we make of our wait.

    I remember my mom often bringing books and bags of chips to wait out my lessons, and now it continues with me and my kids.

    Thanks for linking up!

  3. Its all in how you look at waiting, SO TRUE! Thank you for this!

  4. oh what a fun take on waiting! i usually just think about waiting for the big things...the little ones barely get my notice but yes we can totally jump in and utilize those times =)


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