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Kristin Booker • February 7, 2014

I’m Still Here

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The nature of being super busy means that in the frenetic pace and race to get a million things done, we can become disconnected from our circumstances. Don’t get me wrong, you’re completely aware of how busy you are, but are you really paying attention to what’s going on around you?

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Photo: giafrese

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With two full-time jobs, I’ve recently become aware of what happens when I check out of my current circumstances. My surroundings become a blur. I don’t remember what I’ve done from one moment to the next. I don’t remember the last time I took a deep breath. When did I eat last?

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Photo: giafrese

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Yeah, I’m not really into all that. As Saint Ferris Bueller once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop to look around every once in a while, you might miss it.” So, I’ve set tiny alarms throughout the day that literally say, “Breathe,” “Stretch” and “Walk Around.”

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These might sound silly, but after a week of not remembering the last time I ate and watching some old habits like stress eating and grinding my teeth due to stress creeping back up, I had to do something. Mom paid a lot for my braces years ago, and I don’t want to have to deal with her if I screw up thousands of dollars of orthodontia.

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Photo: giafrese

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Photo: giafrese

In New York’s frantic pace and freezing cold temperatures, it’s easy to get caught up in the rushing stream of activity and ducking into shelters to avoid the blustery winds. I’ve chosen to take breaks outside, to feel the cold wind on my face. It helps me feel alive and reminds me that no matter what’s happened and what will come…

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I’m still here…

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I’m alive…

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Photo: giafrese

…and life among the concrete can still be quite beautiful.

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Photo: giafrese

Let’s enjoy it all….before it’s gone.

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What I’m Wearing: Forever 21 Adeventurer biker jacketJ. Brand white jeansDV by Dolce Vita boots, Hanes white men’s undershirt. Lipstick: Hourglass Cosmetics Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Raven.

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One Response to I’m Still Here

  1. Amy says:

    I totally feel your pain! It’s extremely hard to keep up with regular posting let alone all the other everyday responsibilities life brings our way!

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