Reading that, I suddenly realized that this month of May, after my change in routine of a first weekend, I was doing just that.
…Closing the windows of Facebook and Twitter when I needed to buckle down and focus.
…Still reading blogs in my Google Reader but not feeling obligated to ALWAYS click through and leave a comment. (Sorry friends.)
…Not jumping to look at my phone every time that little notification bell went off.
…More pup walks. LOTS of more bike rides. Laying outside and soaking in the sun – iPhone stuffed far away in my purse.
…And I read a book. A real paperback. One you could hold in your hands, not just copy off of an electronic device.
It was all pretty epic. And as I’m a sucker for motivational inspiration, I immediately signed up for Striking Truths‘ daily email blast. Last night, this arrived in my inbox:
This popped up as though perfectly cued after conversations about moving forward while finding balance as a freelance event planner and a yoga teacher in the near future. I can be both of those things and be damn good at both of them – IF and ONLY if I remember to stay present. Awareness is a tricky skill set to master. I’m no guru – nor will I ever be – but it’s quite the journey to attempt to get there.
The quote now keeping me focused:
“When you live for a strong purpose, then hard work isn’t an option. It’s a necessity.” - Steve Pavlina
Sorry May, you’ve been a doozy of a month and it’s time for us to part. June 2012, I’m ready.