Last week, Spencer and I went to Santa Monica for a nice vacation. We haven't had a getaway since our honeymoon, and it was very much deserved.
Spencer surfed and we toured film studios, and then Spencer dreamed about surfing and I dreamt about being a film writer/director. And then we went and toured some more studios. And went to a taping of Conan and ate at some amazing restaurants.
I want to capture a bit more of our trip in another post, but the main takeaway today is that while life can't always be a vacation, we do live more in the present moment while we're away on a trip. And that is how I wish I could live my life everyday.
I am such a future-minded thinker, often trying to improve some aspect of myself or my life that doesn't even exist yet in time. Really, I want to reel my brain in a bit more and say, You've got today. What are you going to do with it?
On vacation, we would wake up and decide to go to breakfast and then go on a bike ride before our fun activity that we had planned that day. Yesterday, I woke up and skipped breakfast, went to work on auto-pilot, and then came home and did some housework. Threaded throughout the day was a desire to photograph and film, to write and design, to cook and to exercise. It seems, though, that my life is made up of so many should's that I barely have time for things I want to do.
If you could change even one aspect of your daily routine at home to be a bit more present-minded, what would you change?