In this modern world, activity and movement are the default modes, if not with our bodies then at least with our minds, with our attention. We rush around all day, doing things, talking, emailing, sending and reading messages, clicking from browser tab to the next, one link to the next. We are always on, always connected, always thinking, always talking.
The last couple of weeks in my life have had more ups and downs than most roller coaster rides. They have spanned both my personal life and my professional life. I won’t give specifics because some of them aren’t mine to tell, but the rundown goes something like this…
The Power of Place has me thinking a lot lately about my personal space – both my physical location in Dallas and my personal space at home. I love to travel, but I don’t desire to be a digital nomad for any longer than the length of my next trip.
This is my least favorite time of year in Texas by far, and it has me thinking about the importance of place and location in our daily lives. The picture above is of the living room of the 5th floor walk-up apartment I lived in with my host family in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Today I’m not thinking about the scales of justice or the content of her decisions, but the scales of elusive personal balance and the amount of sacrifice required along each step of the way to get where Sotomayor is now.