This is What You Care About

This is What You Care About
©Cole Hutson 2016

If it matters to you, you make the time for it.

If something is important to you, you will find a way to make time for that thing. That thing becomes your obsession. It becomes the thing you want to get to understand, practice or make memories with. If I love someone I will look for an opportunity to connect and spend time with that person. If I appreciate a hobby I will find a way to take the time to hone my craft. Not a single thing, person or being can get me to part with the things I make time for in my day to day life.

The older you get, you may find that some things will get less time than others. You may even find that you left some people, or hobbies go and that you are now spending more time on new things.

I used to be into Japanese anime a lot and whenever I got a new boyfriend (don’t judge me) I would fall behind on episodes and eventually I moved on from anime. I stopped making time for anime and used that time to get to know my boyfriend who is now my spouse.

At one point in time, you can make time for your husband and when you give birth to your first child your time for your husband gets taken up. We all have 24 hours in a day. Possibly 8 of those hours are given to our bodies to sleep. Leaving us with 16 hours in our day to spend. Some use our time to run a business, spend time with people or learn a new craft.

If you deliberately make time for it, you care about it. We’ve all at least have made plans with someone and eventually found ourselves coming up with an excuse as to why we can’t make the event any longer.

Let’s be honest and admit that usually we skip out on plans because something we care about more of came along.

I’ve had to attend baby showers, parties, or get-togethers, and bailed on at least 5 from each category to travel or spend time with my husband. He’s that important to me.

My calendar is full of things I care about. I care about work, my husband, my business, church and having time to shop and adventure in the city. That’s what I care about. I intentionally make space in my calendar for those things.

What do you make time for in your calendar?

Do you think you’re the type of person to have an open calendar where you allow anything to take up your time? Do you find that you care about certain things more than you think?

There are people out there that make it their mission to smoke and keep to themselves an hour a day. I’m not here to judge but it’s what you care about. Others fill their weekend with parties and hookups which again, I’m not here to judge because that’s what you care about currently.

I’ve seen men fill their entire schedule with work. While their wife fills their time with caring for their kids. Deep down inside, all people know that when you care about someone you make time for it. You make space in your schedule to make memories with people.

What do you care about?

Ten years ago, most of my time went to school, boys, and friends. I never spent time with my family. I realized that while I was a teenager, I was angry and rebellious against my family. I purposely filled my time to stay away from them. I didn’t want to care about them anymore.

My family didn’t matter to me anymore.

Today, I found that I have forgiven a lot of things that have happened in my family’s timeline. I find that even though I’m far away from my sisters and my mom I set up reminders on my phone to remind me to contact them. That’s how much I care about these people. I make time to write them, laugh with them, and talk to them.

Do you have any reminders set for the people you love?

I challenge you today to think about your schedule. If you love someone or care about something you will move around your schedule for them.

Is there someone your schedule has shifted for?

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