The #presence2013 project: conclusions

So today is Easter. Which signifies a million things today, of course.
…but in #teamsutera land, today signifies the conclusion to the #presence2013 project.

But here’s the thing — I don’t want it to end. The past 40+ days have opened my eyes to a whole new world. A world that was staring back at me this entire time — I was just too damn distracted to fully see it.

I mean, just typing those words makes my heart a little bit sad. I have a great, fabulous, wonderful life — am married to my best friend, a guy I adore more than words could ever describe; I have a beautiful, small circle of friends who I would trust with my life, and two amazing sisters who I don’t spend nearly enough time with.

So when I think back to how much time has been wasted by, what, connections? Being uber plugged-in all the time?
…it’s just…enough.

And that’s my conclusion — something I’m thinking about a lot tonight as I sit with my husband on the couch, savoring a glass (or two!) of wine after a fabulous Easter brunch with my in-laws. It’s just enough.

I’m not really even sure what ‘enough’ means — I just know that I’m ready to continually embrace presence. To embrace and love this life I am so blessed to be living. With utter abandon.

…because presence is just too important. And this past 40 days has proven to me that presence is joy. It’s made even the simplest of moments 1000x better because I was fully in the moment. So I guess that’s my conclusion…even though I might not have the right words to describe it, or fully define what it means to me. I just feel it. I sense it. And I want to live it.

Presence is joy. #thatisall



5 thoughts on “The #presence2013 project: conclusions

  1. I’m so glad this helped you see where you really want to be. I have to be honest, your challenge made me think a lot more when I pick up my phone and mindlessly zone out when we are all together as a family. Happy Easter my friend! Enjoy your time with Scott tonight!

  2. Love hearing your “conclusions” from this but I don’t believe that this is in any way the “end” of this project. I’m so glad that you did this and it’s helped to find so much more joy and contentment in your life. It’s always there, right? We just need to be more attuned to it. Thank you for making me much more conscious of my own habits. Happy Easter my friend!

  3. I think you have come to a perfect happy medium with this project, and it’s helped me get way more mindful of presence too, so thank you for that sis! There is nothing to be missed by being too connected. I already notice I don’t really even have to force myself not to look at Twitter or whatever much anymore, especially on weekends. (instagram though, that’s a toughie hehe, wink). It’s a good feeling!

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