Good Monday to you! I'm shooting for a more active online week this week. What happened last week? Good question. Honestly, I think it has to do with adaptability and my severe lack of ability to go with the flow.
Funny, isn't it? We get what we prayed for and we don't know what to do with it. It's like being stranded on a deserted island and being handed a life raft, all bundled up. We don't pull the chord. We don't read the instructions. We just stand there, on the beach, holding our salvation in our arms.
For me, it's got something to do with the years of stress and burn out. Going from adrenal burn out to "your time is your own now" is tough. Tougher than I thought. Sure, I figured there would be a transition period. Two days, tops. Try more than a week.
And you know what? That's ok. You're trying, I tell myself. You've stepped out and you're on the right path. But I'm not making any progress, I argue. Aren't you? Progress doesn't have to be measured in steps or achievements. Sometimes, just getting out of bed is progress. Depends on what you're going through.
The heart of it is this: don't be so hard on yourself (yes, self, I'm talking to you). Ease up. Allow yourself to make mistakes. No, life isn't forever and yes, we only go around once, but sometimes the best lessons come when we're trying to get "in the swing of things" and fail. Miserably.
If you, like me, are having a hard time adjusting to a new situation (good or not so good), here's some encouragement from Goethe:
"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."
And one more from Oscar Wilde:
"Fortune favors the fearless."
So get out there. Forget the past, let the present wash over you, and dream big. You'll get there. You will.
I believe in you.