I just moved into a new apartment and am living completely alone for the first time in my life. Some of you who follow me on Instagram are already aware of this as I've been writing about it in the past month, but one thing that I haven't written on the subject is how now that I have the apartment, something I was waiting awhile for, I'm already looking toward the "next thing."
I've always pictured this moment of my life - what my apartment would look like, how I would feel while residing in it, what memories I'd make with friends and family, what meals I'd cook alone and with others, and the space that I'd be writing in. I pictured it all and could feel how cozy and welcoming it would be. I said to myself, "Once I get my own space, ah, then everything will fall into place."
And, well I'm sure you already know where this one is going. I've spoken about it many times before. I'm in my beautiful apartment now and things are all really great. Yet I keep thinking of what would make me happier - the next thing or moment that would fulfill me.
I went food shopping for my apartment for the first time yesterday and I was saying to myself, Danielle, be happy for this moment! You're grocery shopping for your own place, something you always envisioned being so exciting! Stay in this moment, be happy for this moment, revel in this, for everything is so fleeting if you don't focus on the present and the blessings that are here now.
For this week's Weekly Awareness: Your weekly challenge for more conscious and intentional living is noticing both the big and small moments, details, relationships, and experiences of your life as it is now and remembering a previous version of yourself who couldn't wait to be living the life you now do. Choose gratitude for all you have.