In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Linger.”
Tell us about times in which you linger — when you don’t want an event, or a day to end. What is it you love about these times?
Years ago, I said the most profound thing I’ve ever said. Since then, I’ve heard it in films and such, so I probably subconsciously stole it:
(Along the lines of) “If you move too fast, you’ll miss the world going by.” It was an excuse for me being so slow at doing anything! But it’s true.
I absolutely live by this notion.
When I wake up, I linger in bed for those extra ten minutes. I’m sure I can get dressed quickly enough for work and I’ll be working hard all day. I deserve it. I check my phone, browse online, or simply lie there waiting for the next alarm, but somehow blissfully. I used to feel stressed when my alarm went off, now I don’t care, I just go with it.
When in work, researching how to do something new, I linger online, fascinated by all the things I’m learning. I get distracted, but it helps as I get so much more applicable information this way.
I get home, I linger in the living room and sit and chat about my day with my boyfriend or to someone on the phone. I browse online for recipes to try. I linger in the kitchen, checking out what I have and what I could make.
If it’s warm enough, I linger on the balcony, watching the birds like the obsessive bird-watcher that I seem to be becoming. Sipping tea, and try to take pictures of my pretty surroundings.
I linger on the sofa for too long watching TV. I linger in the shower, enjoying being warm for once!
I sound like I live like a snail. Mostly because I do. I enjoy taking everything in. And on weekends it gets worse! Lingering in cafes, people watching and catching up with whoever I am there with. In the shopping centre, in the art gallery, the museum, around the town, whilst eating out, drinking a beer, attempting some crafts.
Luckily, my boyfriend is a lingerer too, and we wonder together aimlessly, coming cross great things we never realised we would encounter.
Take a moment, enjoy what’s happening right now. Whether it’s sipping a hot cup of tea, looking at the screen and having a moment out of your crazy busy life, thinking of new awesome blog ideas. Whatever it is, I bet it’s better when you take the time to enjoy it.