Currently Pursuing... Contentment

I was looking at my resume recently and I noticed a line in my leading paragraph:  “currently pursuing LEED AP BD+C”.  I thought about how not too long ago, it said “currently pursuing licensure”.  This really struck me, as I realized that my entire life, I’ve been pursuing something:   college degree, masters degree, architectural licensure, marriage, house, kids, financial security,  etc, etc, etc.  Of course there is nothing wrong with having goals and I am proud of my accomplishments, but I’m getting tired of the constant pursuit for more.  I want to just BE.  It is time for me to stop trying to get more and use what I’ve already got!

I’ve spent the majority of this beautiful Memorial Day weekend studying for this silly LEED exam.  I am torn between furthering my career and living in this precious moment that I will never get back.  Will I look back and regret all the hours of studying and striving or will I think fondly of them and appreciate where they take me?  Hmmm.  I don’t know.  I can only try to strike some kind of balance between achievement and contentment and hope that I will continue to recognize what is truly important in life. 

At least I have a nice view from my back deck while I study!

At least I have a nice view from my back deck while I study!