Monday Musings – January 7, 2019
Monday Musings are baaaaack! If you have followed my blog for any amount of time you are hopefully as elated as I am that I have gotten my little-ish buns (thank you, Orange Theory) sitting back in front of my computer to write these little tid-bits of joy. They are exactly what you would think… musings from my brain on a Monday morning, offered with the hope that it inspires you, adds a little mindfulness to your week and infuses some good vibes into the Universe.
With 2019 well underway, we are all hopefully knees deep in goals, resolutions and the “New Year, New Me, Who Dis?” lifestyle. If you are like I used to be and are too good for New Year’s Resolutions… you might want to stop reading… I mean unless you are interested in changing your mind. At any rate… ready?
This quote hit me square in the larger than I would like schnoz as I was mindlessly scrolling my Instagram feed. I read it and was all “yeah they do! I mean if people would just get off their phones and get into their life…” it was there that I paused and realized I was talking to my phone.
Shit. Ok, Universe, I got you. I see what you are trying to do here.
In that moment, I made a choice. Nothing crazy or off my rocker, but a conscious choice to start putting down my phone more. I was a little nervous about this and wondered if I would develop hives or a nervous tick. I had anxiety because FOMO is a real thing. I threw caution to the wind and I started stepping away from technology a little (yes, I see the irony here as I write these words on a device that will meet you over there on your device… baby steps, folks, baby steps.)
With the start of a New Year, perhaps it’s something you want to think about doing? I ponder what would happen if we stopped staring at our screens so much. According to this quote, we might end up a little tipsy, making out and dancing under a glorious night sky… can I be super honest here in this #judgementfreezone and say that sounds amazing to me? I mean sign me up TWICE for that! In all seriousness, the way I look at it, even if the wine, kissing and dancing doesn’t happen, the worst that will happen is that we will get to be fully present in the story of our lives. Connected with the people in front of us. Deeply enjoying and dare I say feeling each moment (even the mundane ones) to the guts of our souls.
In a world that needs more love, vulnerability and openness, not to mention all the damn feels, I kinda dig this idea. Happiest of New Years to you and yours. It is my sincere and deep hope that when you stand at the door of your life on December 31, 2019 you will look back and realize that every tiny choice you made, every moment of everyday snowballed into a year more glorious, spectacular and vibrant than you could ever imagine.
Now if you will excuse me, there is wine, kissing and dancing to pursue…
Meet you back here next week, same time, same place!