Reflecting Back on a Monday Morning

It’s 6AM and drizzly here in VA.  There is a bit of a breeze, and quite cool.  It is refreshing to say the least.  I am from the Seattle area so rain doesn’t really bother me all that much.

I am reflecting on the last week spent enjoying Spring Break with our daughter.  We did not go on any elaborate trip, we went on a few day trips here and there, spent a lot of time at the barn, and enjoyed being together.

I was getting a haircut on Saturday, and the owner asked if we had a nice break, and I said it was the best break we have had.  There was something special about this time off. We largely did what we wanted, and left obligations at the door.  If I had to sum it up in one sentence, we lived in the present, and that felt so darn good.

I am not the most relaxed person in the world, and while that is not my only characteristic, it does drive me to work off of a list, plan, set high standards, and push myself.  Living in the present is something I am working on, but this past week, it all felt so natural.  To be fair, it is definitely easier to live in the moment when career obligations and school are put to the side for a bit of time.  But, I am hoping to bring forward the flexibility and ease with which we lived the last week.

Maybe a little letting go is a good thing in life.


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