It wasn’t until this morning when I felt the breeze through the window in my tiny home, I realized the importance of slowing down. All the headaches, the traffic, the cramming of meetings, shoving food into my body just because I know I have to eat to function, guzzling my second coffee of the day because it can’t be possible to feel this hazy and tired at 1pm, ending my day with a job that sucks the life out of me, a reminder that I haven’t spent any real time with the person I love, and then suddenly surrendering to the mess of it all, tears streaming down my face because it’s the only way to release what I'm feeling.
This is the point of breakage that I tend to hit after spreading myself so thin. I guess that's what happens when we dream, push, and wish for something that doesn't come easy; when all we want is to live a simply, beautifully, creative life.
But even through the hustle, the push, the nonstop grind, it all needs to slow down.
We, human beings, need to slow down.
We need more moments of quiet reflection, meditation, and stillness.
An early morning spent brewing coffee at home; bare feet on the kitchen floor, the warm smell of coffee filling the air.
Sipping that cup on the couch, toes curled beneath a blanket, or maybe in the corner by the window where the light peeks in.
Taking a second to put our thoughts on paper, and feeling a breath of relief just from that.
Wrapped in a light sweater, reading a few pages of Darling Magazine, and feeling comfort in the struggles and humility of other women.
The Lumineers softly on repeat while cooking breakfast.
Or maybe the voice of someone like Lena Dunham speaking beautiful words of wisdom, and intellect, life experiences, and creativity. A likeminded women telling you, in the end it'll all be ok.
This is where I find relief, a moment of peace where my mind has slowed.
Let's sit in these moments a little while longer. These moments where solitude is beautiful, and there's no such thing as loneliness. There is peace and the voices have quieted, not even a whisper in mind.
Let's understand when we're at our breaking point, and what we need to escape it. Let's put our health first, instead of pushing ourselves until we crack. Let's accept this vulnerability and talk each other back into the calm.