5 Confessions of a Slow Walker

I like to meander my way through life

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  1. Most of the time, I prefer to walk alone because then I don’t feel like I’m slowing someone down. On the street, and in the hallways at work, people constantly pass me and vanish into the distance.
  2. I used to feel like I should try to keep up with the crowd, but now I just can’t be bothered. If you want to walk with me, you’ll have to slow your steps to match mine, or leave me behind, because I’m going to dawdle.
  3. If you’re stuck behind me in a narrow hallway or on a crowded street, I’m going to try to get out of your way but, if I can’t, please know that I’m walking as fast as I can.
  4. I walk a lot, but I get out of breath quickly when I try to walk too fast (read: as fast as everyone else). I don’t like the feeling of gasping for air, and I don’t like how it sounds either.
  5. I don’t have to stop in order to smell the roses, but I do. I’m moving slowly enough to smell them without stopping, but I like to stop and enjoy them for a bit longer. Maybe take a photo with my phone.

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