I couldn’t wait to get in my car and drive straight home from work. For some reason, the paperwork on my desk laughed at me from Monday to Friday. I even caught myself rolling my eyes at the stacks on my desk.
I couldn’t wait to go home.
However, I’m an Earth sign and as soon as I got in the car and rolled the windows down for the fresh air, the urgency to get home subsided.
Nature was speaking to me.
I drove out of the garage to my office building, turned left instead of my usual right and began taking the long way. Oh wait, I did stop for gas. But then I began my impromptu excursion again.
I allowed myself to take in the natural beauty around me as I drove around my city. I had my music on, windows down and took deep breaths. The sun was in the beginning stages of setting and I have to admit, I pulled over, took a few selfies taking advantage of the sun’s natural filter (LOL).
But in all seriousness, I really just wanted to inhale nature. I wanted to remind myself to slow down sometimes. Being a parent, especially of four, I am always ripping and running. I don’t always get the chance to slow down or stop.
Today, I did.
I felt a small force inside of me, reminding me that I’m allowed to slow down. I’m allowed to stop.
Reminding me that nature’s beauty helps calm me.