Breath in and Enjoy.
It’s the third week of classes and as you may expect time is of the essence.
- Exams are around the corner
- Company-wide meetings are here
- Organization meetings are being planned
- Hackathon is coming together
- Professional contacts are needing to be looped back around
- Companies are moving fast
- and much… much more.
But with each one of those is a sense of awesome excitement. Today with the incoming fall weather I decided it was time I enjoyed it with some soup and conversation with my roommate. The ability to breath in, have my soup, and enjoy the conversation for what it actually is was amazing.
No, we didn’t talk about the 7 wonders of the world or solve all of the worlds problems. We talked about how our friend group begins to multiply once people get married. (This obviously was a notion that was never thought about before, but a crazy one nonetheless.) We expressed that we had no idea how we would go out to eat with such a large group… How the friends will be divided because, let’s get real you can’t talk to the people at the end of those long tables and how we would battle this with changing spots every so often and meeting beforehand or after to make sure each person can catch up with each other before we have to sit at a gigantic table away from each other. While I know this isn’t mind-blowing or crazy, it brings me back to the little-things. The little-things that mean the world and that I never before would have thought about or even considered. But because I was able to enjoy an hour with my roommate and truly just be there… I was able to connect.
A quote from Buddha came to mind when I was writing this and I wanted to close this with it…
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.