School is back in session which means it’s back to the grind of early mornings and that ever-present feeling of not enough time. It’s way too easy to get caught up in the hustle without the flow by giving into the pressure of stress. And when this happens I tend to get a bit short sighted…seeing only the stressful situation in front of me.
But it’s a big ole world out there with all sorts of energy, and it’s up to me to open my eyes (+ ears!) wide enough to let the good stuff seep in. The sucky stuff has a way of taking center stage pretty quickly (especially in city living where the dirt and grime sit so comfortably on the surface). I don’t have to focus on the yuck, letting it consume my all. I can deal with life and pay attention to everything going on.
Like the other day while rummaging through racks of clothes for my upcoming shoot I heard the faint vocals of Atoms for Peace emanating in the background. This made me happy!
Or that cool piece of street art on East Houston — I can actually stop for a minute to take it in.
Slowing down definitely helps let the goodness appear. It won’t be easy as I race around from soccer mom to working mom, but it only takes a few minutes to put it all into perspective.