Every now and then it’s nice to step back for a moment and just take time to relax, recharge, and breathe. I did that very thing yesterday at the end of a long day of business meetings.
Lucky for me, the meetings were held in Marina Del Rey, though judging from our windowless hotel conference room tucked away in the basement, we could have been on the moon for all we would have known.
Once we were finished for the day, with cell phone and map app in hand and high heels replaced with sneakers, I headed off in the sunny blue late afternoon to unwind and explore. Well, to be perfectly truthful, I headed off to find the closest Starbucks for an iced coffee. The exploring was an unexpected bonus.
Having never been to the area before I had no idea that along with my intended destination, I was also heading directly to Venice Beach with its sandy shore, crashing waves, long pier stretching out to the water, and an eclectic mix of people enjoying it all.
I walked down the pier and stood watching the waves crest and crash and retreat. Over and over. It was very peaceful and relaxing; just the pause I needed.
I’ve been doing a bit of goal setting and reprioritizing lately; making some changes so that I’m spending my time doing the things that are important to me, rather than getting waylaid and distracted or caught up in someone else’s circus.
One of those changes is a commitment to pay more attention to what is right in front of me.
Today that was a beach.
So, what is right in front of you today?