Stunned as I may be about it, I'm so happy to be able to spend some time here. Burnout is a very real thing and we too often ignore it until it becomes unignorable. This past week has finally gotten me to that point, but it couldn't have been better timed. A week of unexpected and unending to-dos has lifted me to a whole new level of burnout. I type this while fighting to keep my eyes only half-open, a bowl of Coco Pops practically welded to my free hand.
(Can't lie, it is the only thing motivating me to stay awake right now)
You could say I am starting my holiday early with this blessed bowl, but if holidays weren't made for indulgences, then what are they for? My plans consist of taking a genuine break for a few days. After that, we will be chasing warmer weather to the west. Dreaming of lazy mornings and sunny skies when gray is quickly becoming the new norm.
Although the season of celebration is only a few weeks away, mine is starting a little earlier than normal this year. For the next few days, the only thing on my mind will be all the reasons I have to celebrate. Wouldn't it be nice if we could make this our default mode? Or maybe we wouldn't appreciate it as much if we did.
I know this is another one of those self-indulgent posts I promised to limit, but it's been a while. I like to keep you at least vaguely up to date with what is going on in life. So often we only look at a single photograph to "know" someone. but I still enjoy the more intimate side of things.
Back to the original point... I am more than happy to float and wade in this pool of gratitude, motivation, optimism and pure love. We focus so much on the next step or getting to the next place as quickly as we can. I'm no different, it's a habit I've fallen head first into. I'm trying to come back from it in order to find a healthy balance.
So for this holiday at least, I'm going to slow down. Holidays should be a chance for a real disconnection to be able to reconnect. I for one am so ready.