Taking one’s time
Annecy train station, 6.15pm, clear skies with no soul in sight. This is where it hit me.
Unlike any other time I travel, I was on time, better I had time to kill before I’d take my train to Paris to meet few business partners for Goodpeoplerun.com.
So after I loaded my packs and found my seat, I wandered back outside to enjoy the fresh air. I looked around aimless, at the sunset, the last few rays of the sun highlighting the brown-red colors in the trees. Autumn’s here, I just noticed.
Recently, I have been forced to make time to do stuff. Take time off your sleep to get up earlier and catch up with an old friend around coffee before work, taking time off nights out with friends to get more work done, taking time off usual working tasks to focus on a critical one that needs everyone’s attention.
I have gladly made those decisions on how to best allocate my time, prioritizing an event or a task over another. The simple face to have a hole in my schedule, that sudden unexpected free time to do nothing and just be, felt so good.
Try it sometimes, doesn’t cost much and reminds you that life can be good if you take the time.