Our Maui vacation was a good reminder about day and night. Maui does not have the extremes of sunrise and sunsets like we do in the Pacific Northwest. The sun rises and sets give or take an hour at the same time all year long.
We were driving home from a relaxing sunset cruise. I booked this cruise in the light of day. It did not occur to me that we would have to drive the windy island highway in the dark. I could feel myself tense up on every curve as we passed the oncoming traffic. By the time we got home it was too dark to go for a walk on the beach safely.
“Why didn’t I have enough sense to plan better? “ I thought to myself. “I wish we could have done this drive in the daylight. It would have been so much easier.
We all have things in our life that we would like to do before sunset. Some things are just easier if we do them at the beginning of our day. Tackle that report or clean out that closet while you are fresh and your concentration is at it’s best.
Procrastination is a part of all us. For me, it’s finding a balance of what absolutely needs to be done for the day versus what I can put off for another time.
Sunsets are beautiful. However, they are more meaningful if we have had a day where we kept procrastination at bay.