Living in the Present.

Living in — and enjoying — the present has always been a challenge for me. I find that I enjoy imagining things like vacations, a new home, a novel idea, an unfamiliar lifestyle, etc. I love exhaustively researching and planning. There’s great pleasure and hope in imagining your life in more ideal circumstances.

I often retroactively enjoy my experiences too. I think a lot about a slow, meandering walk I took at a town park in upstate New York a few weeks ago. I think about the changing leaves, the wooden bridges over small creeks, the vast, marshy fields and the condo developments peaking out from behind the forest.

But while I was on that walk, I wasn’t having a great time. I was probably thinking of something else.

How can I learn to live in the present and focus on whatever I’m currently experiencing? In a way,I guess I’m lucky: I enjoy thinking about the future and reminiscing about the past.

Author: TheDailyHumdrum

I make arrestingly mundane observations and feel the need to share them in a public forum. Mostly, I want to keep track of the small things that make up my life.

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