Slow and Steady Always Wins The Race

A native New Yorker’s dilemma

Susie Pinon
4 min readDec 13, 2021
A gorgeous sea turtle swims in the deep blue sea. The shell is brown with deep ridges.
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I was raised with the go, go, go type of upbringing. Everything was done quickly, and somehow we were always in a rush and running late. The best was never good enough because there was still more that could have been done. After many years of rushing through life, I one day realized I didn’t want to do that anymore.

It’s weird because I never saw anything wrong with rushing around and doing everything as fast as I possibly could. I was accustomed to doing things as fast as humanly possible, and I learned to enjoy it in some aspects. It made me feel productive and worthy of life. If I could do things fast, I was competent…or so I thought.

As you could imagine, I had zero patience and would be filled with crippling anxiety over a slow driver in front of me or a minor inconvenience that wasted my sweet time.

It was a really chaotic and honestly pathetic way to live. Maybe I shouldn’t say “was” so confidently. Remnants of the lifestyle still plague me every day. My biggest fear is time — I feel like it’s always against me.

I have come a long way, truly, in realizing that it’s okay to slow down. And I have come to realize with practice that it is more sustainable, too.

Work Until You Die, Then Work…



Susie Pinon

If I’m not typing, I’m at the beach, eating chocolate, yoga-ing, or watching my soaps. Here to help you grow into your best self without making it hurt.😉