Working on project deadlines while keeping current on the normal everyday grind means hours turn into days sitting in front of computer screens. Headphones stream my favorite music to keep me centered as I flip from one screen to the other and words fill the page. Mandatory conference calls and essential webinars punch holes in a tight schedule. Files are downloaded, manipulated, massaged, updated and verified before I push them to the end user.
The room rocks, the thunder rolls and the reason for the room’s darkness slowly dawns on me. They predict morning thunderstorms, with clearing skies and moderate afternoon temperatures. Pulled from the fog I realized my body is stiff from sitting, my shoulders ache from tension and other people’s deadlines must wait. Outside the world smells fresh and clean. The sun sparkles, and the breeze shakes raindrops from tree leaves. The pressures disappear, I remember the reasons I chose this path and I hold my head high.
How will you connect with nature today?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer