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Living in the 2020 Moment

March 19, 2020

At Moondance we are asking ourselves and our community: How do we live in the moment when you want that moment to change?

People around the world are spending most of their time indoors these days and separated from the open spaces we love so much. At Moondance headquarters in Nashville, TN, we have found ourselves inside, too. We have been working remotely this week and it’s quite the change for our Administrative staff.


At Moondance HQ we are used to spending time with each other everyday, enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning as we get our days started or checking things off our to-do lists as the day goes on. We are used to leaning over our neighbor’s desk, showing them what we’re working on. We’re used to talking about our weekend plans and exciting milestones, sharing our excitement with our wonderful friends we happen to work alongside every day.


These days, we have new things to get used to. At Moondance, we’ve all bought into a lifestyle of living in the moment; the present, fluid, collective, and individual moment. We cherish time spent together, new experiences, and new challenges.


In the current moment, we find ourselves surrounded by bad news, constantly developing stories, and the now common place uncertainty that colors our daily lives. So, how do we live in this moment? How do we cherish, experience, and challenge this moment?


This moment is one that poses a variety of challenges for everyone. You may find yourself home from school, your college sports season cut short, or your job in limbo. Each day brings new questions and the constant desire to return to normalcy. We find ourselves longing for other moments when we were less confined, more free. Maybe we’re wishing for a moment that has passed or dreaming up a new moment to jump into.


But we can’t waste a single day wishing it were a different one. We can’t spend hours worrying about what will happen tomorrow. We can prepare for it and stay positively engaged in our current circumstances, but moments like these are out of our control in many ways. Our message remains the same: we must live in the moment. We must strive to enjoy the present as best we can. We cannot wait to live. Each day is still an opportunity to find the best in the people around us, the best in ourselves, and even the best in our current situation.


At Moondance, we challenge our students and leaders to push each other, dive deep into themselves, and strive for positivity. We want this to remain true even now, even when it’s hard.

We need to live in the moment because it’s the only one we have and it’s ours. So, let’s own it and do something positive with it. Anyone who’s been on a Moondance trip knows, so much can change when you find yourself truly living in the present and one moment can change everything.


Over the next week, our Administrative team will be sharing different ways they’re living in this moment. From staying active to engaging our communities, check out Unplugged this week to see how we will choose to live in the moment even when it’s hard.


– Moondance HQ



“When this is over, may we never again take for granted

A handshake with a stranger

Full shelves at the store

Conversations with neighbors

A crowded theater

Friday night out

The taste of communion

A routine checkup

The school rush each morning

Coffee with a friend

The stadium roaring

Each deep breath

A boring Tuesday

Life itself.

When this ends

may we find

that we have become

more like the people

we wanted to be

we were called to be

we hoped to be

and may we stay

that way — better

for each other

because of the worst.”

 – Laura Kelly Fanucci


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