Taking Time in Georgia

Have you ever had one of those months where life just seems to be going too fast? You are so busy that you’re constantly misplacing your keys or phone, the 36 unread emails in your inbox are making you feel anxious and you know you really need to vacuum but you can’t find the time?

Life seems to be moving faster these days. Everyone is in a hurry! We rush through the grocery store to get to yoga class. We hurry on the freeway and rush our kids through multiple activities each week.  We are over scheduled and stressed and it’s starting to take a toll.

When life feels hectic and I can’t think straight, I go on a road trip. I get in the car with my guy and we explore some place new and try to unplug from the routine of our lives.

This past weekend, we headed northwest from Darien toward Madison, GA. After a little time on the road I began to relax.  I started to notice Indian Paintbrush, Wisteria and Spiderwort growing wild at the roadside. I saw tall green Pine trees and Pecan Orchards. I saw fields full of cows and banks of azaleas bursting into bloom!

Our room for the night was a small log cabin located at Crafdal farm – a 50 acre piece of land devoted to nature, gardening and animals. The yard around the cabin brimmed with Columbine, Spiderwort, Phlox and Dill. Lime green Maple trees provided privacy and a welcoming front porch invited us to sit for a while. Handmade quilts hung on the bed, the outhouse was only a few steps away and alpacas, goats and a rooster were our neighbors.

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It was perfect. It was quiet, secluded and comfortable.  It was ok to just sit in the rocking chair and read a book. I could brew a cup a tea and watch the alpacas stare back at me. I might walk around the property or take a nap. There was no rush or hurry…..at All.

It was like we stepped out of time. Because there was no “rush” or “hurry” time seemed to expand – It was as though there was MORE time than usual.

We took that time and walked around the historic town square and sat in a coffee shop listening to music. We enjoyed each other’s company. We slept curled up together against the chill. We took the time we needed to move away from the crazy, hectic, anxiousness of every day life. We took the time to sit on the front porch, not saying a word, and listen to the hummingbird zip through the nearby bushes.

We took the time to slow down in Georgia.

And my wish is for you to be able to do the same. Peace, Love, Namaste.

 

 

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