Following my not entirely dreamy, dream trip to Paris a month ago, I have felt the need, which showed up more like anxious insistence, to take a break from social media, including my own FB group of lovelies whom I have worked to inspire for well over a year. Part of it was thanks to a bit of PTSD from a trip overshadowed with the panic of Irma. The news is also terrible on a daily basis, though I try to have as little of it as possible. And, in general, I feel like I am on information overload without having sufficient time to ponder any of it for resonance.
I wouldn’t say I’m a natural at introspection as I’m more of a task master. I can spend long periods of time in my own head but it’s more like planning, creating and trying to corral the words and ideas that come. As an entrepreneur building my dream, I rarely take a day off as it’s difficult to do so without feeling like I’m not doing enough. I’m a prolific writer. It makes me happy. I’m told I’m a great coach and I feel so blessed by my amazing clients past and present.
Even though I do what I love, I have to check in and see what’s working and what’s not. How do I feel? What do I want to change? What needs to change whether I want to or not? Creating a life you love, with relationships and friendships that nurture and support you emotionally, mentally and spiritually- from which you both give and receive wholly- and work that does the same, requires that we stop and be still. Look inward. Be unafraid of what’s there. Change what isn’t bringing forth the truest version of yourself.
Then we get going again with the clarity required of both success and every bit of happiness.