I have had busy periods in my life and often, there is a “finish line.” Weeks of obligations and things to check off my list and I tell myself – then I will rest after I finish XYZ.

Having a goal post or a finish line gives me something to work towards. And it can also make me put my blinders on and forget to check in with my body, my relationships and my soul.

It can feel “on purpose” to work towards something, and yet, ultimately, there is really no finish line. We should be pausing everyday, maybe every hour to ask ourselves “is this still what I want?” “does this still make sense?” “have my needs and desires changed at all?”

And then after asking these questions, we wait.

Wait until we get an answer from our inner knowing, from our soul, from our wisest self.


I write everyday because it allows me to voice what is at the surface. Once that is out of my head, I can dig in another layer deeper. My daily writing practice has been my greatest exploration of self and humanity. Sign up here to receive these thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.