I am so grateful to notice the difference between planning and pushing.
Everyone I know is so grateful to notice the difference between planning and pushing.
Everyone I don’t even know all over the planet, is so grateful to notice the difference between planning and pushing.
As I live in the country and go to my studio in the city, I notice the pace of Nature vs. the pace of the metropolis.
Even a small city has pressures which do not exist in the country.
Just because of the “conveniences” which we take for granted, running water and electricity, ease of transportation, close proximity to grocery stores, gas stations, clothing and other needs, we are speeded up in our ability to get things done.
…it is not necessary to go at the city pace all the time.
There are times where the convenience is great because of the amount of productivity we can accomplish.
…it is easy to over schedule and be pressured far beyond a healthy state.
This is how I used to live in my large metropolitan setting.
Now that I live in the country and have been able to observe and experience the pace of Nature for three years, I am greatly calmed, noticing that everything does evolve in its best way and pace according to the seasons.
I am grateful to add conveniences.
Hauling water in five gallon bottles was not my long-term plan.
Having electricity and water for canning and other needs at hand is also convenient, and having the internet available from a studio setting instead of having to go to an internet cafe for it is also a time saver.
…I do not have to do everything at once, just because it is so easy.
My mind and body still need time to relax to move at a healthy pace.
So with this awareness, I am now redesigning my production to take advantage of the conveniences, but to also plan for the relaxation throughout my day that lets me move at the healthy pace of Nature.
© 2016 Kathryn Hardage
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