Timing is everything, they say. To everything there is a season. All in good time, my pretty. That last one, of course, coming straight from the Wicked Witch’s mouth. And sometimes we feel like it all is. We want what we want and we want it now! We live in an age where we can have so much now. Maybe a couple days, tops. If we need information, we google it. If we need connection, we text in the middle of our boring meeting at work. If we need a new book, we download it instantly. If we need food, we microwave something or go through the drive-through.
I love speed. I love to do things fast and get them done. I love to be efficient, orderly and productive. Ideally, I move through my to-do list in short order. I love to get things done in record time. And there is a whole lot of benefit to that, for sure.
But there is a drawback, too. Several, actually. Trying to speed some things up is an exercise in futility. For everything there is a gestation period. Today is a great day. If I don’t acknowledge that and revel in it, I may miss it trying to get to tomorrow. I am where I am in every facet of my life. My projects are where they are. My book is where it is. The repairs on my husband’s studio are where they are. The contracts I am working are where they are. I impact what I can and I take a moment to consciously, and that is the key word, enjoy the ride. There is joy even in waiting, if we choose it. There is joy in this moment if we simply look with joyful eyes. Where I am is a very good place, indeed.