Blog Thoughts: Accepting Pause
When I get sick, I often just go into my hole for a few days and do not say much. I am terrible at asking for help. I try daily to practice what I preach, but in these moments, it is humbling. It is harder for me to do than I realize some days. I suppose it was how I was raised, but this time around I really tried to listen to the lessons.
I may have over committed myself in the coming months, but I love my work so much and I know there is a summer reprieve coming. When people ask me to create, I just can't say no. This week my body said no for me and I caught my daughter's cold and then some. Instead of freaking out as I was doing the first day with so much to do, I decided to accept it. And I asked my kids to be kinder, considerate and help me along the way.
Last night in my Zoom meeting my daughter brought me a cup of tea, she knew I was rallying. That meant so much to me. It just helped me remember so many things. When my kids are having hard days, it doesn't mean they forget everything I taught them or even in the moment realize they do love me more than I think. Sometimes I have to release control and just be sick, rest and then start over. So, getting back on my feet slowly with this phrase really resonating for me.
How about you?
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Andrea creates, builds, and offers her teachings and hands on life tools based on her journey healing her body image after a 14yr battle and life of trauma. Her vision always is to help others live a full life with the journey they are given.