This post is for me. A put-myself-in-check reminder post. Lately, I have noticed and it has been pointed out to me that I haven't really been listening to others. And not just that, but recently it's as if I'm often not really present with those around me: my friends, my family, those important to me. Instead, my mind is wandering and skipping and jumping: to the next thing I need to do, the next person I need to talk to, the next email reply I need to send.
Yes, this time of year is crazy and hectic and busy. For me and for everyone else, too. But I need to stop. I need to focus. I need to be present.
And I am sorry I haven't been. I apologize to those who I have only half-listened to, who I've slighted and not given my full attention to in the moment I am with you.
This is my reminder to myself. Focus. Be present.