I recently read this article on the idea of slow living. Slow and living are not often two words paired together these days to describe a desirable lifestyle, but the more you consider the benefits, the more sense it truly makes. We are immersed in an idea that completely unsustainable busyness (should you happen to look up the definition of busyness you get – “ equals success. We are bombarded with a highlight reel of thousands of people every day with an instinct screaming to keep up with the crippling pace we’ve set. Nonstop work is glorified and has become an expected norm. My to do lists tend to be, at a bare minimum, twice as long as they ever realistically should be. My mind is in a constant state of chaos trying to keep track of all the things I need to or should be doing. What would happen if we did half as much in a day but took twice as long to do it? If we needed less and relished more? If productivity was less important than intentionality? It’s funny how initially slowing down feels wrong, like you want to fight it and feels like laziness that won’t get you anywhere, but that quiet is just as important. The small moments are moments, too. They all melt together to make up your one life in the end. There’s no use rushing through them.
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Exciting things on the horizon! The Royal Wood is coming back for a second show at the beautiful Rose Manor Inn. Opening night is January 28th at 7pm and it’s 20$ a ticket for the wine and cheese event. The show continues (free of charge) until February 11th, so please drop by to take a peek if you’re in the area.
I am so excited to bring this show back to life and to have the opportunity to host it in such a wonderful space!
Hope to see you there!