I have just come off of an incredible amount of work and learning. I just pushed through and made it to the other side. I tend to do this and then I want a major break, which starts this crazy really intense up and down work style.
I have often thought that I shouldn't do this. I would be better off being on an even keel, but it's just not in the cards or not in my nature, so I guess I'm looking at excepting it and embracing it. Dare I say… planning on it.
One thing that I find to be a major draw back to this type of intensity is the stress. With the stress I tend to lose sight of being grateful. Usually I'm pretty quick to get back on track, but sometimes it takes awhile.
One of the ways I found that I get off track is making time for the farmer's market. I know that's going to sound a bit weird, but it's true. I feel that I don't have time for one more chore and going to the market feels just like that, a chore. An obligation that I don't want to meet, so I limit myself to Whole Foods and Trader Joe's.
I'm so grateful to the people that organize the farmer's market, the farmers, and everyone that participates in the market and I don't want it to go away. So I'm going to make a commitment to going. Going and being present. Returning weekly and taking it all in. Even if I don't have a list and I don't feel like I have the time. I'm making the time.
I tend to limit myself to thinking I have to go to one of the market's that's held on Saturday or Sunday. In San Diego there are many more markets that are close to me. So if I miss one there is always another.
Here's to fresh food that doesn't come from the industrial food complex.
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Labels: priorities, yum