I have tried to distance myself from social media a lot more over the past several months. I’m definitely doing a lot more looking and a lot less saying when I am on there. For a while, I was full of anxiety and felt so lonely some nights that all I could do was cry. Rather than feeling connected to the thousands of people I “know”, I was feeling more alone than ever before. Everything I thought I knew seemed to be a misunderstanding, and that hurt.
I’m blessed to have a husband and children who are always there for me. They are more precious than I could ever express and have inspired me to do better and be better and CONNECT with them in more profound ways. They have felt similarly on a much smaller scale, and welcomed the closeness that we have all since gained. It’s so incredible to feel truly seen and heard and understood and loved, and what a gift for each of us to have that opportunity every single day.
I have been working on other things during this season of (mostly) voluntary isolation, myself most of all. I began a new project a few weeks ago and am excited to see where the journey will take me and hopefully positively impact many others. It is an extension of some of the things I’ve been doing to change my outlook and reconnect with what is really important, calming my mind and bringing me rest. Funny enough, none of the things I have been doing are new to me, but I have been more intentional, which has made all the difference.
Never think it’s too late to grow and change. As you’ve heard a million times, tomorrow is never promised. It’s really true, and the reality of the past year and a half has made it even more abundantly clear. Spend the time that you have on this planet doing something you believe in. This can be big or it can be small. It can be a lot of things or just one or two things. It can be private or something that the whole world knows.
Oh, and love. Don’t waste a day without loving yourself and others.
I will come back and share soon enough and hope you’ll be as excited as I am when I reveal what I’ve been up to. Hopefully I will be able to collaborate with some of you, too, especially local folks. We’ll see.