Often, I find myself obsessed with the passing of time.
That today, May 1, 2012 has happened and will never happen again. It is over and I've either done wonderful things with today or I haven't. And it seems that more days than not, I head to bed feeling like I've not lived my day to the fullest. That I didn't do anything monumental and life changing.
But the reality of life is that there are very few of these "life changing" days. Instead, we make tiny decisions and take relatively small steps that, over time, add up to a life that is hopefully meaningful and fulfilling.
On May 1, 2011: I revealed my new blog layout. I was unemployed and hating my life as a substitute teacher. I was recovering from a late night/early morning Bachelorette extravaganza and was picking glitter out of my hair.
On May 1, 2012: I got stuck in my raincoat. I ate salad for lunch and helped a student group ten cows in a pen via a spaceship. I marinated steak for tomorrow's dinner and taught my students about contractions.
Today was not a remarkable day but there was more good than bad. And that has to count as a win.