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2 till 40 – In the moment

Most of the time my mind is somewhere else. I’m thinking about the future or the past, what I have to do next or where I need to be, or wait… what was that thing I had to do?

I’m rarely in the moment. I find it sometimes in the car when I’m driving – usually on the highway at 100km and hour – that minutes will go by without me thinking about the road, and then my mind snap back to where it is. Fuck! What happened to the road? How long have I been like this?

I felt the opposite of that today. As I drove along Mrs K in the passenger seat doing homework and Ms A in the back with her headphones on listening to the Babysitters Club, while I flicked through my iTunes library on low volume and ate up the k’s.

Being there and stuck on the highway to get where we needed to be was a nice distraction. I didn’t think about what was next, and no one asked me to. I was just there, knowing each turn in the highway and that we would just be here for the next couple of hours.

When I make time for myself I usually default to thinking about what comes next and what I need to get done. What I need to remember is that sometimes I don’t need to do that. In fact I need to counter against that and just be there, in that single moment.

By Tim Klapdor

Passionate about good design, motivated by the power of media and enchanted by the opportunities of technology.

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