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I had to stop & tell myself today to just slow down...

Photo by Tisha Pol - @tpcreationsphotography

I am going to be 100% honest with you, I just wrote this post, this evening... I wasn’t sure what I was going to write about because every time I write something it comes from the heart and just nothing was coming to me that I could write about and feel satisfied with. 

… until I noticed that I wasn’t giving myself time to think about what I wanted to write and that is when it hit me. I need to slow down in life. Sometimes we humans get SO caught up in life that we forget that we don't always have to be busy; we don't always need to be rushing to the next thing...

The song “I’m In A Hurry & I Don’t Know Why” by Alabama came on the radio on my way home. COINCIDENCE? — I think not. 

This morning, I was rushing out of the house to get to work early so I could leave early to get a new phone (because I am currently phone-less) and I realized that I was wishing away a whole day just to get a phone.

I left work right at my eight-hour point, got in my car, and sped to U.S. Cellular. On the way there, I passed a state trooper going 80 mph & then I decided I better just SLOW down. It’s not worth a speeding ticket.  

Thankfully, I didn’t get pulled over. *applauding*

I arrived at the store, and they told me that my phone had not been shipped in yet and told me it would hopefully be in by tomorrow… and if you know me, you know I run my life off my phone - so this was a hard thing to hear for me. But, instead of being rude to the workers, I said “Alright, thank you. I’ll see you tomorrow.” 

Yes, I was upset, but maybe this was just another sign. Maybe a few days without a phone (again) is good for me? It gives me more time to work on the things I need to get done. To hangout with the friends/family I love, and to look at life without the media.

All those signs had me thinking that this quarantine and pandemic have taught us all that life needs to slow down at points so we can gather our purpose in life again and just look at things without the unnecessary stuff in life. 

So my challenge for you this week is to slow down. Spend extra time with family, friends, or maybe not going on social media for a day. Quit rushing life, quit living to die, God put us on this beautiful Earth for a reason, so find your purpose. 

As Alabama puts it, 

“I'm in a hurry to get things done

Oh I rush and rush until life's no fun

All I really gotta do is live and die

But I'm in a hurry and don't know why.”

Here is to a great week ahead of us!  

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