Being Present…

I love this quote “Cut the ties of your puppet masters and be present in the moment.” Being present is so hard these days. Have you ever found yourself talking on the phone with someone, while scrolling on your tablet, all while working on your to-do list? I have, and realized that I wasn’t giving any item my full attention. Most times I have to redo the task that I was supposed to be working on.

Being present is hard, it’s hard work in the age of multitasking to be focused on one thing at a time. I don’t think I’m a pro at being present, but I’m working on it every day.

It’s funny how life happens. I’ve been reflecting on my last two months in Southport as I was preparing for my big move half way around the world and how I decided I want to be present in my activities, work and play. On reflection I realize I did pretty well with the goal. I’m not saying I was present 100% of the time, but I know each day I was present in the moments. I was present with my body, present with others, and I looked forward cherishing each moment.

A question that I was asked almost every day, was “Are you excited, I bet you can’t wait to get there?” Yes, of course I was excited, then I’d share with them how I was really trying to stay present in the moment and enjoy my time with THEM. I’d see everyone swirling my answer around in their minds and then a smile would come across their face as they realized I was not thinking ahead but just being with them in those moments.

I tried hard to enjoy every moment, because once that moment is gone, it’s gone and you don’t get it back. So thank you to all my friends and family who took time to spend those precious moments with me. All those moments will forever be in my heart!

Love to all!