Something happened a few days ago that caught me off guard. But after a little time to reflect I realized that I have been in such a rush over the past few years to work, work, work that I have forgotten how to slow down and enjoy what I am working so hard for anyway.
For a lot of people, artists especially, understand that the last several year’s economy was rough for us. It was hard to just keep everything together and now that things are picking up we are doing everything we can to work. We say “no” to very little which means we are working ALL THE TIME. We take every job that comes up or that we can schedule. When we are not actually creating or teaching we are planning the next class, ordering supplies for it, or doing bookkeeping that is necessary for any small business. It’s an endless cycle.
This rush becomes a way of life, a habit that is hard to break. But break it we must. We are missing out on the most important part of life. We have to learn to slow down and enjoy the moment of life we are in now rather than the next one we are planning. We may not get to that one!