It’s my first day back in Utah in a few weeks and I’ve chosen to do nothing today. That nothing has consisted so far of the following:
1. wondering how on earth the same coffee can taste better in Costa Rica vs Utah
2. walking Zona around the block 4 times bc I’m focusing on my fun phone conversations with different friends
3. leaving a love msg on Adam’s skype, because I know he’s still sleeping
4. talking to Adam’s mom who is at hospice care with his grandpa
5. unwrapping my winterized scooter to piece it back together
6. finding the safe place where I stored the scooter battery
6. Talking to Adam on skype and having an “ah ha” moment with him regarding gratitude, asking for help, accepting help & communication re perceptions at the beginning of our relationship
7. googling how to install a scooter battery
8. Txting friends asking for help on aforementioned scooter battery
9. Wondering about the topics that arise when I begin to type “does red connect to”
10. Knocking on doors of 2 neighbors’ homes seeing if they’ll help me reinstall my scooter battery
11. Wondering if you noticed that I repeated 6
12. Missing my Adam as I see his crystals and clothes all around my house and
13. Me smiling if you went back to see if I did in fact repeat 6
14. answering a phone call from a friend who said he’ll come help reinstall my battery later today.
As you can see, I had a busy morning of “doing nothing,” but look at how much I accomplished! In doing nothing, a ton got done. No, that’s not an oxymoron. “We” as a society have put the definition of “doing nothing” into a restrictive box of ________ behaviors and accompanied by ___________ perceptions about “doing nothing.”
Adam and I have simply expanded our definition of “doing nothing,” to include but not be limited to enjoying our present moments, all called NOW. So what do I do in Costa Rica all day every day? Enjoy doing nothing with Adam and loving all we get accomplished and how much more we get to grow together in experiencing these “nothing” moments as a team, rather than on our own.
May you surround yourself with a love & tribe of family, that helps you accomplish everything through having fun doing nothing.