Every Friday we unite for five minutes. Only five minutes, that's all we get, that's all we have. And then, right where we are, no edits or second-thoughts, we publish those words. This week, we write on possible.
Is it possible to be calm and productive?
Is it possible to be good at your job and good at being a person?
Is it possible to find actual balance in a world that pulls you in every direction?
Is is possible to fix the broken pieces, even if you were the one that pushed yourself off the ledge to be shattered?
In a year in which every corner of the world experienced so much loss, hurt, pain, worry, concern, there were also so many opportunities for me to take hold of my life again. And for that 2020, I thank you for showing me what was actually possible.
I am so saddened that it took the world to stop spinning and for all of the loss that we all endured for me to get my head on straight, that does not sit well with me, but here I am. Saddened that it took so much pain for me to find myself again, but here I am.
Dear work harder not smarter girl, dear all in girl, dear love it to death girl...you have found your hum again. Don't lose that rhythm. You have found your peace again, don't lose that feeling. You have found your joy, your laugh, your heart, don't lose yourself again. Lean into the good in your life and realize how much is possible.
Like family game nights and shutting it down at 5pm.
Like family movie nights and telling yourself nothing is more important than being here with you.
Like walks with your puppy and seeing her smile, seeing a puppy smile!
Like baths and sinking your muscles and bones into the warmth you need.
It's possible to run without a race in your future. It's possible to workout and watch your body get bigger and change your entire mindset for beauty, it's possible to work until you know you have to stop and then...stop. It's possible to reach out to people during the day and remind them how much they mean to you. It's possible to have a squad that is there for you. It's possible to be close, really close, to your children and raise them well.
So, I always thought I knew what was possible. I always thought if I work hard enough, I'll get there. But I couldn't even imagine the possibilities I discovered in a year that forced me to stop all of my old ways. So much more is possible when you are asked to regroup so thank you 2020.