Not literally though. This week’s LWI is a reference to Dean Nowicki’s 2010 convocation speech telling freshman to take the time to explore different things. Don’t be so focused on a single idea/set path that you fail to see and experience other parts of Duke (or the world). My fellowship in Switzerland was a year of exercising this phrase, but now it’s time to try it in the comfort of home. Try getting lost in a new area through reading, physically exploring, thinking, or whatever you please. Happy adventures.
I’m late I’m late I’m late! This week’s phrase is “make time for the important things in life.” Important reads: people! Hoping everyone had a great Monday to kick off the week.
Heh. This week’s phrase is enjoy the view, which I have definitely already been doing for the past, well 10 months. I guess it will be a good reminder to also enjoy the view once I’m back in Florida. Even though there are no mountains. The point is to enjoy my view wherever I am.
This week’s phrase is slow down. After I first drew the phrase, I threw it back into the jar, thinking, “Son of a peach. I’m running a half on Saturday. The last thing I’m going to do this week is slow down.” I shook up the jar, and drew again. Guess what it was? God/fate/the world sure has a sense of humor. So this week, let’s slow it down. I’m going to take this to mean a reminder to see and appreciate all the little things that we may miss as we’re speeding down on the highway of life. Take the time to appreciate that sunset, or that flower next to the sidewalk, or that turkey sandwich you’re eating for lunch, or the feeling of walking barefoot in the grass, or the smell of coffee as you wake up in the morning, or the feeling of a hot shower after a long day, or or or. You get the picture. But on Saturday, you know the last thing I want to do is physically slow down. I’ll definitely try to slow down my mind and breathe in the atmosphere and sights and fresh mountain air.
A little behind on updating my LWI phrase of the week. This week is “shake it off” à la Taylor Swift. Couldn’t have been a more appropriate week as we see the one and only T-swizzle influencing Apple like no other celebrity has done before. In this world, the haters gon’ hate, potatoes gon’ potate, and tomatoes gon’ tomate. Our challenge is to fly above it and just shake it off.
Title says all. This week is about movement, both physically and mentally.
This week’s phrase is a tribute to my minimalist sister. It’s an exercise in cutting out the unneeded, whether that’s materialistic or behavioral. I want to focus on less stress, less laziness (in the lab), talking less (to listen more), and to be less judgemental. What’s on your less is more list?