Determination is the perfect word to describe my energy these past few months. I’ve been completing my book Everyday Ease: Mindfully Moving from Burnout to Balance and OMG what a process… not the concept or the content but the nitty gritty editing, formatting, more editing, and fonting. I can’t tell you how many hours I spent selecting and dreaming about fonts. Really.
Every open space I had in my schedule would be used to do more work on the book, having faith that consistently taking one step after another within this huge process would result in something I was proud to share with the world. There were days I thought it would never end, feeling like I was birthing my fourth child. “I just want this thing done!” like in the final trimester. Other days would flow and be so easy and yet others would cause me to shed tears and feel completely exasperated. Yet I always kept the faith… and kept going.
I’m proud as a new birth mother to tell you that, sans one final review after a few days of rest and then off to publish, Everyday Ease is done!!! Hallelujah!!!
In the meantime, I’m happy-happy with a strong sense of pride and appreciation for my level of determination. A lot of other things have been happening in my life these past few months yet I’ve been able to harness my focus and attention from some significantly disruptive events to land on something that feels good and feeds my vital energy.
Turning now to ask you, what sort of things are you offering the energy of determination in your life? What’s pushing you forward in a positive, hopeful, and passionate way? With the last half of summer still fresh and available, are there house or work projects that you’re excited and energized about? The sense of accomplishment you’ll feel in creating something previously barren will give you great confidence so look around and go forth. Use your determined energy and resourcefulness for something that you love.
Peace to you,