Oh dear goodness, I’m absolutely on the other side of my first-ever ‘bout of COVID.
Yep. It’s taken me nearly 3 years to contract it… but when I did, it was, in fact, a whopper. I’ve been out flat for 3 weeks and am gratefully crawling back into my body… and actually, it feels like I’m crawling back into my life.
One thing to normalize here…
Whether you’re coming out of a long, nasty illness…
A shadow season, a big chapter of changes, and/or the death of a loved one…
Or, if you’re caring for a loved one as they walk their path toward the end of this incarnation (meaning, their own death, and your role is a witness or care partner).
Hey, it’s absolutely natural to feel like you don’t know where you’ve been for a bit.
I’ve actually been thinking, wondering,
and in some moments, searching
for my own life… as in, “where did I leave off?”
And, equally as important, “where do I pick back up?”
Time can get real strange when you’re healing, journeying, and coming back into wellness.
It is for me. Right now.
One other thing…
There’s a part of my brain that is pushing me to “hurry up already”...
Even though I’m not quite back to 100%.
(At this moment, 85% for me, feels miraculous and like enough.)
Taking stock, noticing, looking around for what is next… these are options.
Rest is still an option.
Because although there’s a part of my brain urging me back into doing all the things… really living isn’t about DOING all the things.
It’s about BEING all of the me.
And I get to remind myself, that even before I contracted COVID 19,
Not every single thing I was doing was working for me.
I get to be more selective about what I take back up, start again, or pour my energy into. Perhaps one or two of the things I was doing don’t need to come back to life right now. This is okay.
So, I’m evaluating what I can actually & joyfully accomplish. Or even peacefully, and contentedly accomplish… or explore. I may not have all the energy for JOYFUL…
but manageable, present, and contented? I’m in for all of those.
The pressure gets to be off - and stay off. No need to push, strive, over-effort, or hurry.
This is always an option.
PS - Let’s Plan on Spending September 22 together
It’s actually the Autumnal Equinox… and I’ve got a collaboration with a friend & fantastic Breakthrough Business Coach, Sarah Stokes, of Juicy Good Life.
So much happens in our for seasons each year… part of these quarterly events serve as acknowledgement and celebration of time passing and life happening.
I give you… the Equinox Evolution… it’s got a special program coming together and you’re going to L-O-V-E it.
Grief & emotion shifting? Yes, that’s part of it. And there’s plenty more that is still coming together. So, Save the date - you are invited.
PPS - Did you get your copy of Positive Affirmations & enCOURAGEments Word Search? Destress, relieve, and relax your busy brain with these quick & fun puzzles. Large print. Easy, supportive, and super-unique gifts for those also struggling with loss or change.
PPPS - More of these word search books are comin’… real, real soon, y’all!! YAY!