Sometimes I just need to pause for a moment. Take time out from this busy life to recharge. Make myself unavailable for a day. No plans. No alarms. No schedules. And without this downtime I wouldn’t be able to keep up with the pace of every other day.
I can’t always be striving, be rushing, be doing more and sleeping less. In trying to fit more into life, I feel I get less out of it.
“What if I all I want is a small, slow, simple life? What if I am most happy in the space of in between? Where calm lives. What if I am mediocre and choose to be at peace with that?
What if I am not cut out for the frantic pace of this society and cannot even begin to keep up? And see so many others with what appears to be boundless energy and stamina but know that I need tons of solitude and calm, an abundance of rest, and swaths of unscheduled time in order to be healthy.
What if I embrace my limitations and stop railing against them? Make peace with who I am and what I need. Accept that all I want is a small, slow, simple life. A mediocre life. A beautiful, quiet, gentle life.
I think it is enough.” https://nosidebar.com/mediocre-life/