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week 5 positive: find some quiet.

Find some quiet.

That’s been number one on my to-do list the past few weeks. Because January was filled with all the overwhelm (who else is with me?!). 

I’ve been making space for quiet when I can – during the dark, 30-minute 6a drive to masters sans music or podcast, sneaking in a 15-30 minutes of reading before bed – but it hasn’t been enough. 

Week 5 positive: Find some quiet

So, last week I made a conscious effort to find more quiet. I took a few epsom soaks, got a massage, went to bed a bit earlier, turned off the news + social media. And, on Saturday before my run and before Nick woke up, Luma and I snuggled on the sofa while I finished When Breath Becomes Air. (Is there anything better than puppy snuggles and a good book?!) 

And, this book, you guys. Read it. It’s beautiful and tragic and will make you reflect on your own life. Questions I keep asking myself after reading:

  • How do I define meaningful?
  • What makes a meaningful life?
  • Am I living a meaningful life? 

My answers aren’t fully formed yet, but I do know that parts of my life are incredibly meaningful – Nick, my family, Luma, being an auntie, triathlon, to name a few. And, other parts… not so much. Which is one reason I’m making space to embrace the quiet… so I can find and hear the answers. Because there’s no other way to live than to live a life filled with meaning (however you define that meaning). 

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  • Reply
    Becky Spurbeck
    02/13/2017 at 9:38 am

    Love this. Quiet is so important. Excited to read When Breath Becomes Air.

  • Reply
    02/14/2017 at 8:11 am

    I read “When Breath Becomes Air” this past summer when we were going through a difficult patch, and it definitely made me pause and reflect on life. It’s a beautiful book – tragic yet uplifting, if that makes sense.

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    02/15/2017 at 6:46 pm

    When Breath Becomes Air was my favorite book last year. It’s so tragic, but so insightful. Your follow up questions are spot on!

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