As of late I feel like I’ve been a little overwhelmed and lost, professionally and personally. It seems as though there is a ton going on in my life, or rather around my life, while I sit in the middle of the frey watching it all and wondering “and now what ?”. I think its so easy to get sidetracked in this life- by money and power and shallowness and selfishness. I fall prey to it constantly, and feel almost as often that I’ve lost the real purpose of living and breathing. It’s not about making more money than the next person or being more famous or more fabulous- it’s about embracing the moments you create and being aware of what’s real and true- love, laughter and the small things like a sunny day, the ebb and flow of the ocean and the smiles of those who you love and love you back. But as soon as I recognize these truths I almost simultaneously forget them and fall back into my old ways of stressing and comparing. How do you break this pattern? I envy those who seem to have mastered it (although even the most “zen” people I know also fall victim to these human truths occasionally). Which is why I WORSHIP Anne Lamott. She is one of my favorite writers because she is both flawed and phenomenal when it comes to the wisdom of living life. And this graduation speech she gave recently is such a wonderful example of that. Read it. Share it. Read it again. Because all of us need to be reminded of this daily.