A Discovery Quote That Made me Think

By Katie Corbett

As usual these days, I looked to my creativity app for inspiration. This quote popped up, and I found it thought-provoking:

“Discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

(Marcel Proust)

I found this quote so captivating, because over the past year, I  have been trying to find new places to go, things to try, people to be friend, in order to make my life more interesting. I took a job that required me to travel two hours one-way at least once a week. I made a lot of new friends, but haven’t had the time or energy to maintain those relationships along with my current friendships. I’ve tried various new hobbies, but have put them aside in favor of other pursuits.

In the end, I opted to dial back my lifestyle to more of what it had been the previous year with a slower pace, and a remote job. Instead of trying to look for the new and different elsewhere, I am now looking for the new and different in my every day life. Seeing every day as a new challenge and a new adventure has helped me remain interested in continuing to do what I have been doing.

Have you ever thought you needed a change of pace, and then realized all you needed was a fresh perspective? I’d love to hear all about it, so feel free to leave me a note in the comments.

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