I have recently started a three month sabbatical from work, and I guess life as I know it.
I believe the way that most people live, doesn’t not allow them to be. Life gets too busy, but where do we actually spend most of our time. This is a blog, an opinion piece, so I can only speak to how I see and feel things. You may have a different approach to life and have the chance to watch the roses and take in that perfumed beauty.
Time and awareness is what I need. Time to spend on our my well being and awareness to, well be aware of it I guess. With time, you have to be careful as to not get carried away, could I spend the whole day looking at clouds, if it was sunny, then yes, I could. Does this help me enjoy nature and life, yeah it does. Does it make me a better person in society – most likely not. Time is a double edged sword. The more time I spend at home, the more I find it harder to be in social situations. Unless people just want to look at clouds with me! It can be a slippery slope to hide from the world.
There is a balance that I need to find between hiding from the world, hiding from my past habits and creating new ones. I guess this (here comes the cliche) is a journey. A journey to find what my new normal looks like. Let’s be honest, for those who know me, my normal and other peoples normal are a bit different, but isn’t that human beings?
I would enjoy your company and views along my journey.