After completing a successful conference and a string of months where everything in my professional life seems to be aligning with the stars, I must force myself to pause and reflect instead of asking my usual, “what now?”
So much of life is spent pushing myself to the next goal, that I often miss the moments to relish in my successes. The older I get, however, the more I recognize the need and importance of taking pride in my accomplishments, and slowing down.
Once thought of as a detriment or weakness, I considered time off or relaxing antithetical to my success. I thrived on high that came from the responsibility and inertia of the pace. Others marveled at my ability to maintain “Starr-speed” – a warp ahead of the Schwartz. Tirelessly, I’d juggle many projects, exhilarated by the satisfaction of completion and the challenge it provoked within me. Read more »