Fun is Essential

Jul 15, 2022

Alright party people. Sometimes we have to prioritize FUN.

It feels strange to put it on the to-do list.

But I find if I don’t, my ego comes up with all these excuses as to why it’s not important.

How it is something we get as a “reward” for working hard.

But the truth is…fun is essential.

It’s not the thing we get once we finish our task.

It’s the task itself.

It’s a huge part of the journey of why we’re here.

I’ve found of late, I’ve been missing the fun.

So today, my husband and I set our alarms early, (okay…not that early…), got up, and had ourselves some FUN.

We went to the grand opening of a coffee shop (turns out it was the wrong location, but that didn’t stop us from having fun getting out of the house!)

We walked the town, then walked the trail.

We saw deer, a crane (or at least I’m calling it that), something that was maybe an otter or maybe something else (I do not know my woodland creatures).

It was FUN.

We talked. We discussed childhood and friendships and change. We discussed the shifts we’ve been making and the dreams we have. We realized the control we thought we had that we actually don’t have. And how we’ve been gracefully (and sometimes not so gracefully) flexing with life as our perspectives have changed.

We had fun.

It was a rush.

I felt more alive than I’ve felt in a long time.

It didn’t matter that the dishes weren’t done. Emails went unanswered. Work was halted.

Because we let ourselves enjoy life. We rediscovered who we are.

And now, my soul feels full, and work itself feels more fun.

The Fun followed me home, right to my desk!

Having fun permeates. Throughout the whole day.

So it’s not the reward. It’s the task. Wait - it’s BOTH.

Fun first creates fun throughout.

Have yourself some fun folks. It’s essential.

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