My husband recently consolidated a decade worth of photographs on Google Photos. What started as a simplification and organization project turned into an opportunity to reminisce and reflect. There’s nothing like scrolling and seeing how life was like over the course of ten years. What struck us was how much travel we did from 2011 to 2014. We were out almost every month, escaping to one luxury resort after another or heading to places all over the world. It’s amazing how were in such a state of flux. And these photos didn’t even include my solo trips. Clearly, I was searching for something. Or perhaps I was escaping the current reality. There was always that desire to be elsewhere.
Contrast it to the current state marked by a sense of being where we ought to be and thriving fully here. My twitter bio says that I can’t keep still but lately I am happy to note that I’ve been happy just staying put. Maybe I have finally aligned my lifestyle with my means, after struggling with it since I left the comforts of a corporate job three years ago. Or maybe because I have finally found myself doing work that I truly find meaningful. Perhaps it’s also the practice of choosing to be fully present in the here and now. And maybe I have just started to really grow up 🙂
I am thankful to find myself grateful for where I’m at everyday. I know that there is more that I can do and can be in this lifetime but getting there is a daily choice of being present in the life that I have. It remains to be an ongoing decision to say yes to what is thrown my way and I know that all I can do is a constant pruning and honing. And for this I will keep on showing up, there is no other way.