The dream guides and goal setting for 2020 may be awash in the wake of an uncertain reality. My own personal dreams and desires have certainly been resent for another draft. The world has changed over night which affects all of us on a large level as well as a smaller level. What a time in which we exist.
This is a time that is very much like the winter. Animals hibernate. We take on an extra layer of warmth to protect ourselves from the cold. Warm liquids are consumed. The world slows down ever so slightly and we spend time reflecting upon ourselves and those around us. The word retrospection becomes popular.
While that is unknown is a definite threat, the infinite amount of blessings that we are receiving are beautiful. Families are spending more time together. Couples that are used to a frenzied lifestyle are together at a comfortable pace. Communities are coming together to take care of all of its members. More phone calls are taking place without interruptions.
For the first time in a very long time, the human need for a true connection is being fulfilled in the most meaningful of ways. Isolation may be the word of the day; however, unity is the final destination. Old friends are reconnection and enemies are laying down their weapons if only for a time.
My fb memories showed me my birthday picture from three years ago. It was such a happy time in my life. An old flame had returned to my life and joy was everywhere I turned. My mother gathered my friends for dinner at my favorite restaurant. I dined on delicious meatloaf and creamy potatoes. It was quite a time for me.
My how life has changed. The perpetual single status rises like the sun and social media is ablaze with the new words: social distancing. My favorite restaurant closed some time ago. It wouldn’t be open to the public now in our current climate. Friends are unable to gather in person. Video apps are all the rage.
There are many wonderful things that are taking place. Mother Earth is healing. Animals are returning I certain spaces that they had previously abandoned. My career is able to continue thanks to on line learning. I have more time to pursue the things that are important to me. I still contemplate the meaning of my life on a daily basis. Yoga and prayer start the morning without the anxiety of staying on schedule due to traffic.
I will admit though that something is missing. While I’m quite prepared to live a life in this current era, there is an untouched aspect that has yet to rise to the surface. It is not a person. Perhaps, it is a thing. This will require deeper reflection and exploration to figure out.
In the meantime, I shall choose a birthday outfit and have a slice of cake. Birthday greetings started yesterday as people want to wish me well. Life is precious. We can choose to make the best of it or live in misery. Since this is the renewal of my life cycle, I can’t help but to be positive about how I currently live. I encourage everyone to find that beautiful spot in their daily lives and revel in it. This too shall pass. Be well.
The world has lost its mind. So many questions with regards to soap. Why does every single corporation feel the need to email me regarding their cleaning practices? Shouldn’t you have done this when you gathered my info for marketing?
In the middle of it all, I welcome the new opportunities that are being presented. Suddenly, I’m working from home and providing instruction online. Isn’t this what I have been wanting? This sudden change in routine will be an interring adventure for me to navigate.
More time can be spent doing the things that I want to do for myself.
As the world rages on with its insanity, movie binging and popcorn seem very healthy to me. While I laugh at the funny Lysol meme, I’m also staying in touch with family and friends via video. Cooking is replacing UberEats and more grounding exercises will occur.
Relax. Check out from social media. Call a friend and talk about everything but the topic of the day. Take this time to focus on things that improve your life. Meet your own needs. Pray. Sleep. Dance naked….whatever. Just find a way to have some fun.
It was a feast for my small ears to consume. Layers upon layers were unraveled and dissected for all to chew. It was raw information that was meant to inspire and motivate you to the next level.
Lately, I’ve been spending time admitting to myself that I want certain things in my life. It was okay to erase the fear in wanting more. There was another category where I wanted to be. My pencil politely wrote what was desired. It could no longer hide in the recesses of my mind.
My eyes watched as beautiful person after beautiful person heaped real world knowledge upon my plate. Cutlery was pushed to the side as I dug in with my hands. There was no time for journaling as my phone was heard clicking away with the info.
Manifestation. Vision. Talks with God. Community. Tribe. Time. Train. Study. These were the words that were used to help put together a plan for that scary next level. How does one attain it exactly?
There is not a single universal blue print for everyone to follow. Simply put, you have to follow the dictation of your own journey. What works for one is completely wrong for another. The wonderful thing about each journey is that it is ever changing and inclusive in that it also involves the people around you.
You have something to offer that is unique to you. That should be embraced and shared with the entire universe. Cultivate it. Tweak the rough edges. Gather resources and put together a team that has your best interest at heart.
One thing that I would like to do is to sit down and identify the members of my community. I have tribe but life can make you feel quite lonely at times. You need people around you that believe in your purpose. You have to know whom is invested in you.
As the feast neared the final course, I wondered how I would share this with others. It is a simple question. What do you want for yourself that you have trouble saying aloud? Whatever it is, that is what you need to go after. We get this one life time and it is not a dress rehearsal. Go after it at all costs.
Now, it is time for some wine……