Thinking of what’s next. I want to design a life around slowing down and breathing more. I am contemplating how I can put peace ahead of productivity, and building a life I don’t need a vacation from. My body is screaming at me again: TOO MUCH. I’m listening.
It’s been thirteen months of crisis work for me in the day job and it shows. As we get through the immediacy of the pandemic into the “new normal,” that’s when the real work will begin. That’s when we will all exhale and say, “what the fuck just happened?” Then the depth work of trauma integration and post traumatic growth will begin. You can’t really fully process trauma while you are still in it, we are just coping through.
Today, we are still in the trauma, but we can see a light with vaccine distribution. We will be in and out of this shit for years to come in some ways, even with vaccines. So, I ask myself: what is the most sustainable way to ride this out and support others along the way? I ask you: what do you need to set yourself up for the road of recovery? As always: answers come when we slow down. Be gentle out there friends.
May we all sail in peace.