Notes .11

via Aesthete Journal

Something I've been focusing on a lot lately is the importance of being in the moment. Truly, fully, wholly being in the moment. I'll be the first to admit that it's a hard thing to do. I find it especially hard some days because I have a job that requires me to almost always be connected to my phone and it's difficult to know where to draw the line. As someone that really loves social media and having access to beautiful images at my finger tips, it's easy to get caught up in the texts, the scrolling feeds and the feeling that I have to capture every single fleeting second. We've all been there at some point. Hanging out with a friend and trying to have a conversation but that friend is so caught up in an entirely other conversation on their phone that it's like talking to a wall. I've been that wall and it's not cool. I don't want to be the distracted friend. Or the distracted lover. Or the distracted sister, daughter, granddaughter. I don't want to miss important conversations, or beautiful scenery passing by, or little bits of inspiration because I was too busy reading something on my phone, or trying to post a photo that could have waited. In an effort to find some kind of balance I've been really trying to make a conscious effort to put my phone away a little more, to experience things first and post about them later, to slow down and really hear people and see things and to try to truly, fully, wholly be devoted to the moment.