Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Worthiness Wednesday #53 Log off and get out
I think I'm done as far as soul searching goes, for the moment.
I'm just home from an hour-and-a-half round trip to drop my little 'un off at my Mother-in-Law's house for the day. I have approximately four hours before my husband brings her home.
I'd like not to spend this time in front of my computer, or even inside the house.
As soon as I press "Publish" I'm logging off. Putting on a cardie. And my sunglasses (this is Melbourne!). I'm going for a walk. I might see if the lass at the closest beauty parlour could squeeze me in for an eyebrow wax. I might treat myself to chai and macarons, maybe reading a novel or possibly just staring out the window. I hope I can resist the temptation to read tweets and blog feeds on my spiffy new iPhone.
Painting, blogging and journalling are my favourite ways to spend the precious time I have to myself. But today, I have a strong calling to leave them be. I'm shelving books that falls into the Personal Development category. And resisting the call to enrol in yet another e-course that will bring me closer to the life I was meant to lead.
Today, I'd just like to get out into the world. And just be.
I want to spend a little time savouring my life exactly as it is now, in the world I live in now.
This may or may not involve shopping. Or a movie.
Will you join me? How about logging off and shutting down your computer? Would it be possible to switch off your phone? Go for a walk with no destination? Treat yourself to "$50 worth of cheer", as my pal Cathy so beautifully put it? Read new magazines at your local library? Get a manicure? Buy some fresh flowers?
Could it be that it's possible to spend a day (or even just a couple of hours of it) not striving for anything? Not pushing yourself towards your best self? Just being the self you are, in among all the other selves out there in your world?
By my reckoning, you are worthy of a break and you are enough just as you are. We all are.