Everything feels very surreal right now.
I’ve basically lost over a week due to a family emergency (which I wrote about a bit in The Writing Life) and I’m trying to get myself back to normal.
But it’s not a fast process.
I’m so grateful I have a business that allows me the freedom to do what I need to do for myself, my family and my life. But even with that freedom, “re-entry” can be a little shaky.
My creativity is low. My energy is low. I’m trying to retrace my steps — check in with my team to see where my attention needs to be, circle back to people who I had to cancel last week, try to sort out my to-do list.
My to-do list has grown and yet I have less time and energy to get things done. So I have to be ruthless — what can wait and what absolutely needs to be done now. But, I’m discovering that it’s more difficult being ruthless when you’re tired, so that’s a bit of a challenge too.
Right now I feel like the biggest gift I can give myself is to be kind and gentle. It’s okay if it just takes a bit longer to get myself back to normal. And to keep remembering to trust — everything is in perfect, divine timing. So even if it doesn’t feel like it right now, it actually is. Don’t rush it, just relax into it. It all will work out perfectly.
I’ll keep you posted. Until next time.
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