Sunday, January 10, 2010

Take the dog for a walk and slow down

Jan 3, at 6:28pm, my second son, Isaac was born. He's a happy healthy baby boy. He's been home for just under a week now and my wife and I have been doing our best to adjust to the lack of sleep and keeping our first, Geoffrey, happy and on a schedule. It's been really good all things considered but one things that is really important is to get out and walk the dog.

Toby and I walk twice a day and those walks, even in this really cold January in New England, are times where I slow down and do the simplest of things. I put one foot in front of the other and walk. Toby and I are lucky to have the Assabet river walk right across from my house so during the day, Toby and I will walk along the train. I get to stop thinking about all the other things I have to do and reflect on those things the day often eats away. Between family demand, work, my photography, and trying to design new classes, I often feel overwhelmed. But went I walk Toby, I feel better; I slow down and can collect my thoughts so I can feel better about the mountain of stuff I have to do.


Tails said...

Congratulations on the birth of your son! Jan 3rd is my bf's birthday too :)

I wish you and your family a lifetime of joy together!

gemwood said...

Welcome to the new member of your family! I too enjoy the calm of walking my dogs, Jazz and Sally. A walk in the morning helps me focus on the day ahead and an evening walk really helps me reflect on the day I just spent.