Sunday Edition: Going Fast Isn't Always the Quickest Option
Plus, an invitation to chat.
The Sunday Edition is Tuesday’s little sister—off-the-cuff updates I’d bring up over a coffee catch-up with a friend.
At every turn this week, I received reminders to slow down, even as I rushed to keep up with my to-do list. Ironically, in my effort, I made more work for myself: I booked travel plans on the wrong date, leading to a $150 change fee, I messed up a “quick” business to-do then spent hours on hold trying to change it. I swiped a mug of coffee off my desk while turning quickly, then a glass of water while hurrying to clean it (!). I’ve also been contending with some health issues (I’ll share soon) that I learned have been caused, in part, by me doing things too fast for my body. I know these things, but it turns out it’s a lesson I have to be reminded of: Slow down. Rest. On that note…
Next Sunday, in addition to my regular weekly post, I’m hosting a live conversation and community chat with writer . I first met Jane online when I wrote this essay for, a Substack that includes interviews with so many writers and creatives, like Liz Gilbert and Cheryl Strayed. Although we live thousands of miles apart (she calls Michigan home) and were born decades apart, we struck up a friendship built from countless similarities, including our difficult relationships with rest and sleep, divorces at a young age, and a passion for walks and writing. We’ve so enjoyed our conversations together, that we want to invite you to join in! I hope you’ll join us next Sunday, February 4th at 9 a.m., p.t. Jane and I will begin with a short, casual conversation around our relationships with rest, why it can be so difficult to prioritize, and a few of the things that have helped us, followed by a community discussion with breakout rooms and conversation prompts to meet other readers. This event is for paid readers. You can register and get the Zoom link below!