It has been a long time since I have put any of my thoughts or experiences into writing and there is so much to say... As many of us have experienced, the last couple of years just seem to vanished, I still feel like it is 2020. I think this hit me recently when I realized that this will be the start of the 3rd year of the bakery and nonprofit. I have done so much and feel like I have done so little in the last couple of years. Where did the time go?
The last couple years almost seemed to stop time and I think many of us discovered or started to investigate who we are and looked deeper into what we are and what we have done or not done with our lives. We have decided to make changes some small and some HUGE. We have changed homes, cities, jobs,even down to what we eat and how we shop. We have lived with and overcome fear, sadness, confusion, and we may even be struggling a little still with all of what the last two years have brought us. We have set healthy boundaries, raised our vibrations, gained and lost friends and family because of these changes. We are shifting, we are raising our mental and self-awareness, we are revisiting the want vs the need and we have growing pains because of it.
The feelings with growing and shifting can feel like the following: feeling like you do not "fit" in anymore or what you have created is not working anymore, it leaves a feeling of "what the hell am I doing", you may feel a little lost or confused and maybe even a little depressed. You may feel a lack of motivation or you may want to rest more and not go all out like you once did. All of this is normal, the feelings, the low energy and as they say, "the struggle is real."
We can all see the changes happening on a bigger scale and may even feel overwhelmed by what is happening in our outside world. I think my point is that you are not alone, many people I have spoken too feel like this. So, how do we handle the changes? One mental consideration which seems easier said than done is to STAY IN THE PRESENT. We could talk able this in so much depth but try this...Take it one day at a time. We only have this one day that we are living in now so, live and love for today not tomorrow or what would have been. enjoy the moments of the present. As they say,"Seize the Day!"
Just my thoughts based on my experiences through loss, grief, stress, and finding my path to happiness.