"In a western culture that’s obsessed with fast time, quick turnarounds and immediate results, can you and I refuse? Can we slow down? I’d like to commit to a slower timeline with you that is rooted in the sustainable and care-centered. I’d like to be next to you during the hard shit and the moments I will inevitably mess up and you will too. I’d like to take more time to listen rather than immediately react. I’d like us both to tune into our bodies and feelings, to find how we are best personally suited to be time benders, and show up to that practice with the consistency that a well-tended garden asks for."
by working two hours a week, in five or six months, you will understand [the] matter better than anyone in the world
It can be helpful to identify and develop some core ‘thick’ desires that underly your motivation, rather than to think in terms of specific job titles, occupations or organisations.
"First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won’t. Habit is persistence in practice."
-Octavia E. Butler