While anything associated with ‘slow’ carries an unfavourable undertone in today’s ‘now’ world, this past year I’ve come to love slow.
It happened after a Dailey Method workout when we were stretching after a session and the sun was filtering in through the trees into the studio. One of those perfect moments where everything is OK and you convince yourself that it’s going to continue being OK because of the endorphin-induced state of mind you’re in.
But that state of mind seemed to stick with me for the very last half of 2016 along with my cemented affirmation and public declaration of slow fashion. As I thought about the owners at the Dailey Method, they seemed to me a wonderful example of being able to work extremely hard to build a thriving business without succumbing to the “i’m-too-busy-to-put-pants-on-and-eat-breakfast” mantra. In other words; to me, they represented great balance in a world where the scales are forever tipped to “busy being an entrepreneur”. Maybe time is doing what it does best (as in, making me older), or maybe I’m delusional. But I know that I’m over the glorification of being busy.
So in addition to slow fashion going forward, I’m going to try and figure out a way to continue to grow in my business/career with grace, love and peace, and live slowly. Forgive me if you don’t see me at every event, or saying yes to every project – paid or creative collaboration. After being taken advantage of to my own detriment too often this year, my only goal in 2017 is to say ‘no’ when it counts the most.
Finally, I want to wish each and every one of you reading this a most amazing holiday season and wonderful 2017. I truly appreciate your eyeballs on my words and images, your support and encouragement, and I don’t think I acknowledge it enough – so thank you. I won’t be posting anything between Christmas and New Years, but will be back to regular twice a week posts (aiming for Mondays and Thursdays) the first week of January.
In the meantime, enjoy whatever this time of year means to you.
As always, thank you for reading.