“If you see me less, I’m doing more.”
A dear friend recently posted this message on Instagram and I couldn’t help but smile. There was my life in eight words.
To say that I have been busy would be a bit of an understatement. I’ve been swamped! But I’m loving every minute. First, there’s my role as Managing Director at American University’s Antiracist Research & Policy Center. Our website recently launched as well as our first initiative, The FD200. And of course, I’ve been writing. I recently completed the first of four children’s books for ABDO Publishing. Last week, I learned that Sharon Soros will illustrate the series – check out some of her children’s illustrations! Then there’s the teen. Nalah has performed in several winter concerts and recitals, and was just accepted into New England Music Camp.
And the list of busy blessings goes on and on.
These are the moments when I’m most grateful to live a minimalist lifestyle. In the midst of an especially busy season, having very little to clean, organize and manage takes away a lot of pressure from day to day. Minimalism has also taught me to prioritize: to-do lists, goals, deliverables, and most importantly, expectations. I no longer wear myself out trying to do and be all the things. And it’s good feeling.
So whenever you see me less – on the blog, on social media, and in person – know that I’m somewhere doing more (and that I’ll be back soon!)