Publishing my Monday posts have become an enjoyable routine for me. I actually look forward to Mondays. Throughout the week, there is always something that inspires me and I use that spark as the impetus for my Monday post. Since my last post, I had a necessary falling-out with a loved one, I traveled to Chicago on a red-eye, I joined my friend Libby and her son Noah for his chemotherapy treatment, I celebrated my birthday, and I traveled back to San Diego.
The whirlwind left me speechless.
I typically sit down with a clear idea and effortlessly write. Today, I had no idea where to start. I woke up tired and irritable. I did not feel well and my thoughts were foggy. For once, I was not ready to share. Instead of forcing it or allowing myself to feel discouraged, I decided to practice what I preach: I let go of what I thought I “should” do and I took care of myself. I napped, I ate healthy, filling foods, I swam in the ocean, and I relaxed.
Tonight, I am going to bed peaceful and grateful to be home in San Diego. I’m sure I will someday write a beautiful, inspirational narrative from my recent experiences. For now, I am going to celebrate self-care and taking it easy!
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” -Howard Thurman