~David McCullough Jr.
Good morning. I have a full day in Texas now under my belt, and while it has been super low key, I feel like I am doing exactly what I need to be doing…resting.
There is something about getting out of the city that makes it so easy for my brain to quiet down. I think it comes from how I always thought living in NYC would be. Restless, pounding pavement, seizing everyday and the fear of missing out are all things I associate with city living. Even though I have been in the city for over 7 years now, there will always be a small part of me who is the girl who moved there not knowing a soul and who woke up at 3am to sit at an audition for 8 hours.
Despite the fact that most of those days are over, I still try to treat everyday in the city as an opportunity to grow in life and in my career. But taking a step out of the city gives me the freedom to relish in what has been done and recharge for what I still need/want to do.
Maybe it is life experiences or just age, but I have learned that the quiet moments are just as important as the high ones. Celebrating the small, somewhat insignificant steps we take should be part of our daily vocabulary. Don’t just wait for the shiny, explosive moments to smile.