I’m back at it. Back to writing. I’ve always loved writing. For some reason I stopped. I’m not sure why? Maybe a lack of what ti write about, even though there’s so much. Could be a lack of motivation or direction. We all get in those slumps. OR maybe things are going on in my life that I don’t know how to write about on paper or keyboard. Either way, I am back to writing. I am back to feeling inspired and hoping to continue to inspire others. I have some ideas for this coming year. Things I want to try, lessons to teach and talk about. More groups, and more videos.
I know one thing for me is the work I am most passionate about, I haven’t been able to see or visit kiddos that need our help. We haven’t been able to get out in the community and spread or message. This season is our biggest usually. We are at tons of fairs, festivals and events and we are giving back in many ways. Right now, I am home, on my deck writing. I miss the interaction. I miss telling my story and comforting others while they tell me theirs. This time has left me in moments or sadness and wondering what will be. It’s also given me that extra dose of motivation and drive to succeed. I know there are many out there we can’t reach right now, but I look forward to the day we can. I hope we are busy and overwhelmed with opportunities to do what we do best, that is to inspire others.
I haven’t minded all of this madness surrounding us all. There have been days where I struggled for sure. Mostly in the beginning. Now to me it’s the new norm and there are parts I quite like. More meals at home with family, creative human interaction such as; Zoom game nights with friends and family. Evening board or card games are happening a lot more. I have gotten outside and have been a lot more active. In fact, I think I might be addicted to hiking at this point. I’ve liked slowing down, it feels like a mental reset. I don’t believe things will ever be the same, at least not for me. I have felt a shift in my priorities and my hobbies and my most valuable relationships.
I think sometimes a break is needed. I had my break, I had more downtime, and I have refocused. I have a lot of ideas I need to put on paper and start to put in motion. So I am here. I am ready to write again. And I know what to write about….
I read a quote recently and it rang true for this time in our lives.
“Burnout happens when you being human for too long”
If anything, this time of our lives has taught me to be human.