I love this part of the day. From about 7:45 am to 8:15 am. I am early for work but just finished making my way through the insane amount of traffic. The peak time requires my focus and revs up my anxiety to a level I’d prefer not to reach on any given day let alone every day. So following this time I go to the park near the office and sit in my car with the windows down and write as the silence fills the car and the world seemingly quiets for a brief moment in time. It’s the absolute best way to begin the work day. The calm after the chaos, and before the next round of chaos ensues. I gather my thoughts and prepare for the day. I have word vomit for about twenty minutes, and my day just isn’t the same if I miss it. I started this habit shortly after a big life moment that challenged my daily life routine. It was pointed out to me that I had stopped doing the things I love. It had all come to a halt. But for me, writing is like breathing, I need it in order to survive. I’ve found a way to give it to myself and if I miss it, I take my laptop on my lunch and give myself that allotted time to give some of these thoughts life. Because I’ve learned the hard way that living for other people and things only hurt us in the long run. So whatever it may be for you, going for a walk, getting in one episode of your favorite show, whatever entices your soul and feeds it a little bit of magic to fuel you forward; do it. And do not let anyone keep you from it.
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