Sometimes I like to get away from it all. Away from the fast pace of the city, the hustle and bustle, the surrounding noise that constantly rings in my ears and look inwards – these are the moments I call stolen moments.
Moments of deep and insightful reflection. Deep because they help you search all the inward parts of your person and existence. For me this includes my walk with God, my family, my career and my blog, the people I hold dear to my heart, the things that I consider important and the future I want for myself.
Such moments are insightful because after pondering on everything in the paragraph above, you’ll identify the errors, the lapses, the grey areas, the changes you need to make and device a way forward. Sometimes we find that we’re unable to overcome a challenge that arises when you least expect it to. I have learnt that with such trials, the answers eventually come but until they do, i remove them from the fore of my mind.
In a world where there are one million and one people doing the same thing, someone constantly flashing ideas of a life better than yours and everyone clamoring for a lifetime achievement award to be presented to them by the universe, there is every tendency that you could loose yourself in it all.
I’ve learnt to take it one step at a time and value the present. Value those in your life now. Appreciate those whom you now regard as “everyday” people and most importantly, don’t take it too seriously. You’re only in competition with your past, not the chic on the next street.
Happy Democracy Day.
Top: Mareh Atelier
Sunglasses: River Island