Three things have been on my mind lately:
Pace - the one I want and how to find a balance.
A conversation with a friend where he said “Yeah, everyone is busy! But you are either too busy doing things that are a bummer and keep you away from good things…or you are busy doing great things and you MAKE time for other great things…"
And the realization that it is not my job to make every moment wonderful or meaningful, but it is my job to try hard to make interactions kind and worthwhile and if I don’t feel like I did that…to forgive myself, wake up the next day and try again.
Life is fragile and you never know what is coming around the bend, but if you did know….would you want to know? If you knew your life was going to change this year…would you live it differently?
I’m glad I don’t know.
Yes, my life is going to change. But I don’t want to have just one good year because I felt the push of change coming. I want to give it a good solid try to have a meaningful year, month, day…every time. We are all navigating the twists and turns of our life and it is our job to see it, love it, hate it, forgive ourselves for when we have a bad day, applaud ourselves for when we rock at something…and just “be” in it!
Yesterday, I took myself out on a date with the wild and the stars. It was time to slow my pace and spend some time problem solving things that included water and rocks and not e-mails and adobe creative suite.
And you know, the water was gorgeous, the stars were just what I needed and the quiet felt wonderful.
But you know, it was just the act of choosing to spend time with myself that mattered. It was intentional and important.
Now I am back, I’m e-mailing and opening photoshop…
Thank you for hanging in there with me, for the inspiration, for the listening ear, and for fighting for your passions…it helps the whole world sail. xo.