Stop saying you “can’t wait” – you CAN

Stop saying you “can’t wait” – you CAN

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Before I had kids, I would comment frequently that I “can’t wait” to do something. “I can’t wait until this weekend”, “I can’t wait to see you”, “I can’t wait until your baby is walking/talking/etc…” I hear it all the time, and I used to be just as guilty of it.

When I was pregnant with my daughter in 2014, I loved it. I had a flawless pregnancy, and couldn’t get enough of feeling her move inside my belly. People kept saying “I can’t wait to meet her!” or “I bet you can’t wait to get that baby out!” I started thinking about how fast my pregnancy (and life in general) had gone by, and how I’d never have those same intimate moments with my daughter again. I decided then that yes, I can wait. I can always wait. Life is way too short to spend it wishing moments away. We can never get them back.

Life is way to short to spend it wishing moments away.

That’s when I decided to stop saying “I can’t wait”. And wow, what a difference it has made in me, and the way I view my life. I’ve managed to slow time down a little bit, because I pause to think about it every time I would want to say “I can’t wait”. Now, I say “I’m so excited to…” So excited to see you, so excited to go there, so excited to do that!

The omission of the “can’t wait” phrase was one of the best decisions I have ever made. As we get older, time seems to fly by faster and faster. We start to appreciate anything we can do to slow those moments down, even if it’s just a tiny bit. So, join me in my attempt to slow down and enjoy all of the little moments life has to offer. Make the decision to stop saying you can’t wait, because, believe me, you can.

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10 Replies to “Stop saying you “can’t wait” – you CAN”

  1. I love your remark about time and getting older. When I was eighteen I said to your great grandmother, “I can’t wait until I’m twenty-one”, and she said, watch what you wish for because the older you get, the faster time goes, and look at me now.😉😉😉

  2. I can’t agree more. Our day-to-day life is so busy that we barely have the time to just stop for a while and appreciate everything around us, sometimes even things we work very hard and take super long time to achieve.
    Thank you for the friendly reminder to slow down and enjoy life 🙂

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