Feed Your Soul

22 Mar

My boss has always told me that I need to learn to categorize. His famous quote is that there is urgent, and there is important…and those two things may not always be the same. You may feel pressure to accomplish, to meet deadlines, to reach expectations…people may be banging your door down for things to be done now, Now, NOW (especially in our instant gratification society). But I’m trying to pause now, before I fill my days with fluff and filler, to determine if those things are important.

Every now and again, I try to take a step back.

The other day, I took a drive – just me, some good music, a tripod and my camera.  I had a strange craving to be near the ocean, which is weird…because I never have a desire to be IN our stretch of northern ocean. Haha  It was an odd cocktail of feelings.  I wanted to feel the enormity of the Atlantic, to see a pastel sunset over the subtle beauty of a quiet ocean, to appreciate the power of the water kissing the shore.  That day, the urgent had to wait.  It was important to feed my soul.

I actually spent about an hour on the beach, just appreciating life in that moment.  Most of my photos were taken on the way home – I’m a sucker for old diners, and I knew of a great one just off the highway in Middletown.  It was the perfect end to a very satisfying evening.

O'Rourkes - Middletown, CT

O'Rourkes - Middletown, CT

Remember to appreciate the moments, for they will soon be memories.

One Response to “Feed Your Soul”

  1. Jeremy April 16, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    Sounds like your boss has read “The 7 habits of Highly Effective People” by Steven Covey. He is trying to get you to exist in quadrant II vice I & III. I’m about 40% through the book and live it!

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