Friday, March 7, 2008

I don't want to work, I just wanna bang on the drum all day

Thank you Todd Rundgren for your fine song describing how we feel about work.

Well, Kristin and I work instead of playing the drums. It brings in a little bit more money and it seems like we're helping more people. We've been working at BYU Campus Mail now since the beginning of the year since our return from the holiday season. Kristin works as a sorter and I am a driver. So basically I go out with the other driver guys and deliver the mail to the buildings, and then Kristin and the sorter girls come by and sort it into each person's box. We enjoy for the most part. The toughest thing for us having to wake up and be to work by 7:00 a.m. Some mornings our little bodies just aren't ready to be up yet. But we go and the bills get paid somehow.

Alli recently wrote in her blog about how crazy life with kids can be. Plus I am just aware in general how crazy it can be with lots of little destruction specialists running around the house. So my point is that I've been trying to look at life with some perspective. It helps to look at life being happy with where we are right now. If we're always looking forward to some big dream or being like Uncle Rico and living in 1982 then we're missing the joy of the here and now. It can be a good thing to look forward to big events or goals that we have, but if life goes like this then we're in trouble:

Boy when I'm a deacon life will sure be great. Man when I get my driver's license I'll be unstoppable, I'll be able to do whatever I want (yeah right). High school is too dramatic, as soon as I go on a mission life will be great. When I get off my mission I'll be able to date and go to movies and hang out, etc. Man I wish I were a missionary again. When I'm married life will be care free; my wife will cook and clean without any help and I'll be able to relax. Kids will be nice. They are so cute. I can't wait until the kids move away so that we can have some alone time. I wish the kids would come back and visit.

Just a thought I'm almost positive we've all heard at least five times in Sunday school. So, sorry if it's too repetitive. I guess I'm just jotting down some thoughts in the few spare minutes we have here at work (I should be doing some homework, but it can wait right?) before we have to clock out. So let this be the lesson: Live life to the fullest! Enjoy the here and now by having a grander perspective and looking on the bright side. It can be tough, but it's worth a try.

1 comment:

Alli said...

I LOVE that second to last paragraph. Right now I'm in the "when Todd's done with Law School", "when Sophie's old enough to babysit", and "when Jaren and Kristin move to Monmouth" phases, but I have to say, there are a lot of things that will be different when I get there that I will miss about now - like the ages of the girls, like living on a really tight budget (I actually kind of relish the challenge), like quiet evenings with the TV to myself...

Thanks for the reminder :)