“Do you ever go for a walk just to think?” an old friend asked over drinks the other night. I thought about it. I walk everywhere — to the coffee shop, the gym, the library. I walk my dog three times a day. But walking just to think? No, I guess it’s been a while. Too long, in fact.

Do you ever catch yourself just going through the motions? Like you’re out of energy and ideas? It’s easy to keep on down that path, isn’t it? It’s way harder to acknowledge it and take time to really think about why that might be the case. 
I’m grateful for the people in my life who can tell me when I’m not my best self and who can give me a bit of a reality check. I don’t have it all figured out right now so I guess today we’ll call it food for thought. As my friend said, “Thinking is scary, but it’s worth it.”

On a happier note, I could not be more ready for a little vacation next week. I think a couple days on Nantucket with my cousins and siblings is just what the doctor ordered.


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  1. I’ve been feeling swept up lately, this quote is perfect. It’s so easy to just push long term goals and hobbies, things that make us happy, out of the day to day routine in exchange for work and stress!
    Thanks for sharing!!

  2. I love to go for a long, wandering walk just to think and clear my head. Unfortunately, I don’t do it often enough! It’s true, most of us are on auto-pilot these days. Sounds like you’ll have some time to re-charge in Nantucket. Some quiet walks on the beach sound good. Have a great vacation!

  3. i have not had enough time to just stop and think about things. i used to just go for a drive and do it but i haven’t done it in a long time.

  4. I couldn’t agree more with you! I’ll admit, I worry about (everything) the most mundane things and am always putting so much pressure on myself to be the best version of me I can be. Sometimes, I forget to think and ask myself, “why?” It’s always a good idea to take the time to just think about everything.

    Thanks for sharing!



  5. Girl – I’m totally in that ‘stuck going through the motions’ phase right now! And I hate when this happens! You couldn’t be more right about just taking time to THINK. SO SO looking forward to a long holiday weekend to relax and get my ducks in row.