I can't think of a specific time in life that I wish I could go back to, or do over. Like, I never wish I could go back to high school. Ever. And I don't associate any certain phase of life with "the good old days". For me, I think I reminisce most about times I felt present, free, and alive. And I know that when I catch myself feeling nostalgic for those emotions, it's an indicator that I'm pushing to hard.
I lived in this ratty, old, bright pink house when I was in college. My friends would always make fun of it, but I loved the crap out of that house. My mind often wanders back to that time because I remember feeling like I really came into myself in that house. I was so open and alert to everything around me. And then, just the other day, a song came on the radio and it took me back to a moment in high school when I was journaling on my bed. I suddenly found myself missing that version of me, the one who had time to spend just writing songs and poetry.
These little flashbacks are part of the reason why I chose "Get Grounded" to be my mantra for the next month. It's even a theme for Pineapple Studios over the next few weeks. I feel like the last two years flew by. Milestones came and went and I barely had time to write any of it down. So I'm taking this next month to get a little more grounded in this life. I'm taking time to write more and notice the music that plays while I work. Time to live in this house as fully as I did in my pink one, and see how much more I can come into myself and my business.
I want to be intentional, because there is a difference between hustling and fast forwarding. And we have to be careful, because these are "the good old days."