The idea of time has been a constant thought on my mind recently. Our society is always told that there is never enough and we are never able to do it all. It's so easy for us to lose ourselves in our busy schedules and daily responsibilities.
Why is time viewed as a constraint and not a release? Why do we feel pressure to use it responsibly instead of how we truly want to? Each of these questions play in my head as I plan for the next chapter of my life.
On my most recent trip to the Midwest, I was able to take a moment and just be present in time: be present in my creative self, even though a time constraint loomed. I set aside the sadness of leaving to embrace this extra time that we were given.
I cherish these experiences where the outside world fades into the background and I'm able to be fully immersed in the moment. These are the meaningful moments of life where unforgettable memories are created. When these moments emerge, my spirit is awakened and I am able to embrace everything authentically, honestly, and sincerely.
Nature and vast landscapes have been my place of solitude and deep reflection over the past two months. There is something about escaping into this quiet space where I'm captivated by the sounds, my thoughts, and the endless skyline. It creates a space for my mind to run wild and for me to unpack my thoughts without barriers or distractions. It is my time to decompress and focus on renewing my spirit. It's just me, nature, and endless possibilities.
If we all just took the time to be present and fully engage in what was before us, imagine what our minds, our bodies, and our spirits would be able to experience.