Trying to live life in the slow lane.

Lately I've been finding myself rushing through conversations (to the point where I'm not enunciating and I know better than that), hustling everywhere and just making things work. That's ok for a little while, but not long term.

So I'm going to try to slow down.

I know - all of you that know me are shaking your heads.  Part of me wants to defend "going fast" as being a part of me.  I'm Darcy - I talk fast, I think fast and I act fast.  But sometimes any of those things done fast isn't necessarily best. 

So I'm going to try slowing down.
Because I think I need to try.
I'm going to start counting.

I've had this devotional sitting in my pickup since the beginning of January.  It's totally blank but today I'm going to start using it. 

The first line might be filled with this;
I'm thankful for this life.

Or it might be filled with;
I am thankful for my husband who loves me more each day.

Clint is a very private man, especially when it comes to public displays of affection, but every day he makes sure that I know that I am loved.  We lead a busy, hectic, full life.  But it's one that we're living together, and for each other.  And we know that, and tell each other that.  We're a team, and we're running this race for each other and to make our life better.  And when I think of things I am thankful for, he is at the top of the list.

And whatever that first sentence is, after it's penned I'm going to challenge myself to keep writing more.

999 more, to be specific.  Over the next 264 days.

At the end of 2014, I hope that I have slowed down, stopped rushing and will remember a year, experiences & friendships savored.


I'd love to be able to gift a copy of this book to you too.

Join me in the slow lane?

To be entered to win a copy of Ann's book, simply leave a comment with one thing (or more!) that you are thankful for.  I'll leave comments open for a week, and choose a winner next Friday, April 18th.

***Congratulations to Tess!***

Because rushing through life and all that it gives us just isn't worth it.


  1. I am thankful for the remaining time I have to spend with my dad. I am also thankful for the support I'm receiving from Kevin and Jake plus some close friends as I continue this journey. Decisions tears and lots of prayers daily have become my daily routine.

  2. Darcy,
    Since we have started calving life is busier, the days have been flying by. Frequietly, J and I have to remind each other what day of the week it is. I know once we get calves branded and cattle to grass we will have a breather.

    I am thankful to be able to do work that I enjoy. I like cattle; always have and always will.

  3. I am so thankful for the inspiration that you and Lindsay share on your blogs and throug your photos. Also thankful for the world of Facebook that gives me the opportunity to get to know you better in this crazy busy pace we call life.

    *brytni owen

  4. Love that since I use my google address for my class blog it signs my post "Mrs. Owen" way too formal ;)

  5. From Rhonda - the comment that keeps disappearing, lol.

  6. I am thankful for my family, friends and all the kids that call me Mama C... They make my life complete and I am thoroughly grateful for being able to witness their accomplishments and share in their joy...

  7. I am so thankful for the opportunities to be with family everyday, my husband who now works from home on our dairy, homeschooling and having my kids by my side, and working along and living next to my parents and brother and his family. Blessed I am. :)~ Steph


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