over the past few weeks i’ve been dealing with a pretty terrible case of costochondritis (inflammation of the chest wall). it’s been a huge bummer. i’ve had to stay at home and haven’t really been able to do anything on my own. fortunately, a trip to the emergency room provided more insight and i hit the road to recovery. unfortunately, that road is a long one and i get bored pretty quickly.
however, i tried to relax while recovering this weekend in the mountains with my family and boyfriend. it was wonderful. the mountains were beautiful and i didn’t want to leave.
being away from work and routine gave me a chance to just enjoy my surroundings and the people with me. i focused more closely on the moment rather than the future. it was great.
it helped me to take a step back and get more perspective.
society puts such a strange value on time. we never get enough, we’re always in a rush and we never know how much we have left. while all of that is (usually) true, it isn’t always the best view. if we don’t enough time, why are we rushing? that won’t change time. that won’t change anything. in actuality, doesn’t it take away?
if i had rushed down the mountain this weekend, i wouldn’t have seen the gorgeous sights from the blue ridge parkway. i wouldn’t have gotten to explore with my favorite guy and turn a 2 hour trip into a day long adventure.
i guess what i’m trying to say is fresh air is always a good idea. get some, slow down and enjoy the view.
Ferris Bueller said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while you could miss it.”
that’s a piece of advice that will never get old. so get out there and see what you’re missing.