maybe being still doesn’t have to be scary, maybe it can become the most refreshing thing we do more often than not. maybe we’re all just scared to slow down because of what might smack us in the face when we do. and maybe we need a smack in the face, in order to lose the self we’ve built from lies and find the self beneath it that’s true. so maybe sometimes it’s not the selfish thing to do, it’s the healthy thing. maybe, just maybe, taking a break isn’t something to be ashamed of.
- i stepped away from my desk, with my notebook and some water, sat down and scribbled things down, next to my croissant at the coffee shop.