Speed Bump

Would you want to be left behind in this fast-paced world? I bet nobody wouldn't want to stay in the dark when everyone else is seeing light, right?

The world is changing so fast and I think there is less room for slow-minded and/or slow-moving creatures. No offense meant here but I think that's reality. But that is not exactly the main issue here.

Due to my long legs and the desire to accomplish things at once, I consider my self a fast-moving person and always looking straight to the direction where I am headed. I am always in a hurry and can't bear to walk like a normal person does. I tend to multitask most of the time like loading a page in my browser while organizing my closet or reading a book, watching tv and reading a book during commercial breaks or cleaning the bathroom while taking a bath. The routine works well for me until the moment I heard my mother complain about it.

She is not against my fast-paced world but she wants me to slow down a bit. Why? Apart from the reason that I am forcing myself to accomplish a lot of things at such a short span of time, she doesn't want to see me hurt or bruised when I bumped or stumbled into something because of my pace. She was so terrified when my nose hit the clothesline behind our house. I was running so fast and I forgot that the clothesline have been there for quite a period of time. Purple line settled on my nose seconds after I hit the clothesline. Good thing I didn't faint! I can't also count using my fingers the times I bumped my shin or knee or head.

The other day, she talked about it again. The banging of my door and the sound of my door knob when I go out my room at the middle of the night, the sound of the dish cabinet when I open or close it and even the sound made by the spoon and glass when I am stirring my milk. Those noises are waking her good night's sleep and she is asking me to slow down a bit for the sake of her sanity and mine as well. She said there is really no need to hurry unless of course it's a matter of life and death.

Perhaps she is right. Hurrying doesn't always make me a winner. In fact, doing so can even endanger my life. I do need to slow down at times and notice other things along the way. I need to look back to those who are behind me and if possible, move a few steps backward to be with them and experience what it is to thrive in their pace. What with the bruises and other injuries? They are painful yet effective reminders to take things slooowly.

I am working on it right now. Slowing down will not only make me appreciate the less significant yet beautiful things in life but will also prevent bruises and heel pain (I have been applying pain reliever on my heels for weeks because they're so painful). Perhaps by walking slow, the pain will disappear.lol!

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