Writing reminds us to slow down…

So much of our culture comes at us in little bursts: glaring headlines, strips along the bottom of television screens, sound bites on the evening news. Writing our stories reminds us to slow down and dig beneath the surface to what really matters.  When we write our stories down and share them with our children and the people we love, we give them both memories and hope.

Since moving out to the Palm Springs area 2 and 1/2 years ago my life has slowed down dramatically.  I used to work a full time teaching job plus run a busy educational center after school and on the weekends.  I loved what I did, but now my life is so much simpler.  I find the time each day to walk, hike or ride my bike.  My teaching schedule allows me to focus on what it is that I love doing.  It is because my life has slowed down that I am truly able to dig beneath the surface to see what really matters in my life.

I hope as you go about your day you will begin to record your story, your life.  Start today!

2 Comments to “Writing reminds us to slow down…”

  1. I agree. It’s necessary to focus on what’s important and let the rest go. Slowing down is the antidote to our sound-bite world. Slow food, long walks, big books and time to write…the key to my best life.

  2. Thanks Colleen I just stopped by your website and can’t wait to spend more time exploring it! What a life you lead, I love it! Thanks for sharing!

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