Tuesday, June 2, 2015

{a taste of living slow} #sol15


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I feel like there is so much to do.

Complete benchmark assessments.  School paperwork.  Final meetings.  Collect guided reading books.  Start the book room.  Make summer reading plans with my students.  Write a summer letter to send home.  Organize a few piles in my classroom.  Think about packing up my room ... next week.

And then ...

Finish vacation itinerary.  Stop the mail.  Put items to the side for later packing.  Necessary shopping.  Laundry.  Make reservations for the first night of travel.  Purchase small Disney items. Pack books to read.  Grab snacks and movies.   Think about packing up my suitcases ... next week.

I feel like there is so much to do.

But instead ...

We went on a bike ride together to enjoy this beautiful night.  I worried before going, but quickly forgot about my long lists.  I remembered the joy of pedaling around our downtown neighborhood.  I listened to my girls see and point out intricacies of the houses, cars, putting greens, flowers, ducks and everything else they could spy.  I enjoyed the little extra exercise.  I enjoyed the freedom.

I breathed a long sigh of understanding the importance of living in the right now.

A taste of living slow.*  And it felt so good.

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Photo Credit: Pinterest


* The idea of living slow inspired from Dana's Slice of Life: Living Slow.

8 comments:

  1. Good for you Michelle! I love the quote as well. Retirement has been living slow...unless I choose not to! So happy to hear of your trip to Disney! Enjoy, enjoy enjoy!! Big hugs!

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  2. I too set aside the busy-ness tonight and loved it. I took our exchange student for his first kayak outing with a group. It was so relaxing and peaceful. We were on a lovely river out in the country (but only 15 min. away) with birdsong and beautiful weather. We were pleasantly tired when we got off the water. I felt so relaxed and ready for the final days of school and the craziness that will ensue as we transition to summer. I like this "living slow." Thanks for sharing Dana's slice.

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  3. I made myself spend time out in my garden, just like your bike ride. OTHER things were calling, but I went out, and had a good relaxing time seeing flowers and hearing birds. Glad you enjoyed the ride. Dana's post is inspiring. . .

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  4. "A taste of living slow." Mmm...

    Thank you for writing about how you do this in the midst of so much to do.

    "But instead..." Mmm...

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  5. I love your quote. It is SO true that we can lose the moment in the business of end of year (and beginning of year too). Somehow, all that MUST get done gets done...and a few, if not all of the "WANT" to dos get done too!

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  6. I love your quote. It is SO true that we can lose the moment in the business of end of year (and beginning of year too). Somehow, all that MUST get done gets done...and a few, if not all of the "WANT" to dos get done too!

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  7. So glad you made some time to live slow. Sometimes reading blogs is better than a visit with a therapist. I love how we inside each other!

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  8. Great advice - everything will get done. Glad you took time to pedal and relax!

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts.