I used to think I had to be doing something all the time. as in every minute. keeping busy at all costs. i came from a heavily work-ethic laden background. that’s not necessarily a bad thing. it has bestowed on me the admirable traits of drive and perseverance.
but i have learned so much in these last few years. (getting old does have its upside…) i’ve learned that there is so much more to life than constant activity and checking off entries on my to-do list.
i’ve learned the richness of silence.
the beauty of being.
the joy of solitude.
and the nurture of nature.
it’s TRULY a whole new world
i still have plenty of to-do lists. i still stuggle with the need to “accomplish” in order to feel good about myself and my day. it’s in my dna after all. but there is a big change in my awareness level and that, my friends, is a very good thing.
(all pics from earlier this month in coastal Oregon)