Life moves at a constant 80 mph in my world. Occasionally, I ramp to 110 mph for a two to three day period (like the last week). Sometimes, if I am lucky, there is a deceleration to 65, but it is for certain a temporary slowing just to get around an obstacle. As soon as I clear the obstacle, back on the accelerator to get up to driving 80 in a 65 mph speed limit zone.
I am always keeping tabs on just how much faster I can go than the speed limit before I get a speeding ticket. In my almost 39 years of life, and 23 years of driving it seems like 10 mph over the limit is an easy “no ticket”, I think of it as a safe 75 mph. When I drive by a sitting police officer on the highway at 80 mph, I am wondering, “will he pull out and ticket me” or “did I make it through this time.”
As I sit here today, after running at about 90-110 mph all week with work and life both on overdrive, I think of the irony of this analogy. Maybe instead of worrying about whether I am going to get a speeding ticket, I should be thinking about what speed to drive (live) and not as much about whether “I made it through this time.”
Deep thoughts always lead to a commitment post. Today, I am committing to choosing a more healthy speed for my life and not just letting life keep pushing the accelerator down for me.