I’m planning a trip for July, part solo and part with friends. Amidst researching flight times and where to stay and what to do, I find myself day dreaming about my time away.
My fantasy looks something like this:
busy day of travel & recognizing that I’ll be exhausted
arrival in a new country on my own
no plans for day one other than checking into my stay
shut off my phone for the next five days
take pictures on something other than my phone
What does this craving tell me about the now? About what I am currently going through?
In the midst of Spring I am craving a longer and quieter Winter. In the midst of Spring I am also dreaming of a vibrant and warm Summer.
Life is moving fast in ways I couldn’t imagine possible. Plans are taking over my schedule, I’m connecting and reconnecting with new and old friends, and I am planting seeds in my business and watching ideas sprout and bloom.
My life is amping up. If I don’t slow down, I will miss it. Are you present or are you missing yours?
Am I listening to my personal needs, wants and desires?
Am I in touch with what my body requires?
Do I need to slow down? Do I need to plant seeds? Do I need to connect to my creativity?
We are constantly oscillating between our future and our past. How can we place ourselves in the middle of ourselves? To romanticize being here, right now.
PS In case no one told you today, I love you.
PPS May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a topic near and dear to my heart every day of the year. Remember to check in on your “strong” friends.
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