<image via kevenlaw on flickr>
You know the feeling when a new month rolls around and you realise the past four weeks have zoomed by at warp speed?
That’s me in a nutshell.
So, I’m trying to be more present.
For example, I have the best commute anyone could ask for. It’s a 20-minute walk one way. But when it comes down to it, I actually find myself resenting it at times.
It’s already nearly 6! It’s going to be dark in a few minutes! WHY ISN’T TELEPORTATION A THING YET?
Which is kind of insane, given it gets in my 30 minutes of exercise a day. Also – not so much on the way home, but certainly in the morning – it’s a really beautiful walk.
Unless I’m early, I manage to miss the throngs of high school students who take over the footpaths (I’m SURE back in the day I used to make room for people coming through; these days packs of kids refuse to break formation for anything) and can enjoy a leisurely stroll.
There are ducks in the (filthy) little creek that I cross.
There’s the divine smell of fresh laundry from the high school (some kids board there during the term).
There’s a woman who I assume works there, who’s always on the bridge having a cigarette, and who always smiles as I pass her.
There’s an adorable kid of about 7 or 8, who always greets me with a chirpy “good morning” as I pass him and his mother along the walkway.
I won’t live and work here forever, so dammit, I need to smell the roses from time to time.
I urge you: find enjoyment in a small part of your regular routine, and take the time to appreciate it every once in a while.