I stumbled upon this note today and was struck by how raw and bold it felt reading it back ... I usually play my thoughts a bit tamer, but quite often this is exactly how I feel inside. It's not easy trying to navigate a very linear, analytical world while feeling our way to being our true selves. Sometimes you simply gotta call it out.
I woke up not feeling off today. I had so many plans for igniting my week off to a great start, and I was not ready to feel low on energy. Then I opened my favorite Art to Self note, which said: "don't fight the slowness."
So, I'm not going to.
*Because if that's not a sign I don't know what is.
And as I've been sinking it to a slower pace, I'm really getting to connect with myself at a level I don't typically get to when I'm bustling around.
I'm hanging with the real me today .. not the one who is 'makin things happen' ... or the one who's worried about not getting it all done ... the one I am all the time underneath it all, who is there all the time .. subtly, quietly. The me that connects all the way back to who I was at 7, at 14, at 22, and yesterday. She knows a lot more than I do sometimes, she just has a greater perspective.
I am such a proponent of slowing down and yet I still loose track of how necessary it is to make that choice to take a step back, take it down a notch, and stop obsessing about my 'to-do' list for a day.
I'm appreciating the reminder.
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