it's off to work I go. The last two weeks have felt more like ho-hum. The shorter days and cooler weather have had an expected effect that I experience around this time each year. It seems the farther the sun is from us the farther my inspiration and excitement seem from me.
I look forward to the impending cold about as much as going to the dentist or doctor but I also understand the need for this time of reflection, and going under to refresh and renew. I have had enough examples in my life living as a tired, shriveled flower waiting for spring, believing the light would never come, only to find that my blossom had doubled in size once it appeared again. As I gain a deeper understanding of the cycles of life I feel as though I could, this time, possibly align myself with the ho-hums. After all without them I would never have my oohs and ahhs.
So I've decided to make a truce with the dark, cold winter that is on it's way. I know it will come, and I know it will go and perhaps if I can welcome it washing over me, I will gain my insights without struggle and needless sabotage.
So in regards to this alliance, I have agreed with my ho- hums to do the following; nap when I feel tired, cap out my to-do list at 5 items per day, not berate myself when I don't "get anything done", reuse workouts with clients if creativity fails me, and eat as many desserts as I need to.
In return the ho-hums have promised to stay only as long as absolutely necessary not lingering for even one extra minute, give me the much needed rest I deserve after my busy summer of growth, expansion, and love, and leave me with a new and refreshed excitement for my life.
So here's to looking at things a little differently, I already feel a little Hi-Ho coming on!
gratitude = grand parenting times 4
2 years ago