I have been reflecting on what takes me out of writing as it has been a few months since I have posted here. The main thing that comes up for me is emotional overwhelm with life situations. I may have the time, but the emotional energy is not there and the content is more difficult as I am focused on a life stressor that grips me in the moment (or months of moments!). In thinking about this, I realize how much blogging would help me during these times – as it does always bring perspective and shifts the way my brain is carrying thoughts and emotions.
This tree is in the flow of its life…blooming and beautiful – I have walked past it many times and just noticed it for the first time a few days ago
The past year has been a bit different than expected – with so many visits to the boyz due to their participation in sports/spectator activities and parents weekends, we did not feel the ’empty nest’ in the traditional way during their first semester. Then second semester Brendan came home and with that was a host of emotions to grapple with for all of us. This has taken much of my energy and focus, and along with that, the drive to write.
IT IS EASY TO WRITE WHEN LIFE IS FLOWING ALONG…
IT TAKES COURAGE TO WRITE WHEN LIFE’S CHALLENGES ARISE…
BUT THAT IS WHERE THE GROWTH AND HEALING HAPPEN
My perfectionist self would like to be super consistent and inspired at all times. But I am recognizing my humanness and life’s non-linear path, and I am becoming more accepting of the ebb and flow. So bear with me if you will … you may also recognize an area in life where you have much ebb and flow despite your desire for consistency. Know I am right there with you and by acknowledging this with self compassion, we are, once again, feeding the love.
Love and light,