When I am stressed, I shut down. When I don't see the value in what I'm doing, I lose interest. When I feel taken for granted, I quickly retreat. When I don't understand, I silently withdraw.
When I'm overwhelmed, I under appreciate. I've been doing all these things a lot!
I just kept thinking, "When things slow down I can focus, I can adjust, I can breath."
But things don't slow down on their own. Newton knew what he was talking about.
So I've started to exert some force. I'm not going to continue doing whatever I happen to be doing.
It's not the direction I want to be going. I'm not totally sure where I'm heading, but I know for sure...
Spending some early morning time with my camera and bug in a flower is part of the journey.
Time with freckle-faced kids sporting bed head & morning breath will keep me on course.
My guide will be my favorite quote from my favorite book:
"To find the balance you want...you must keep your feet grounded so firmly in the earth that it's like you have four legs, instead of two. That way, you can stay in the world. But you must stop looking at the world through your head. You must look through your heart, instead."