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Take a Nap and Be Okay With It

It's just after 12:30 PM, and I'm feeling some anxiety. Why, you may ask? Because I'm tired. Yes, tired. Being tired means there's potential for me to doze off this afternoon. Dozing off, to me, means lack of productivity. It means leaving things undone. It means that I might need to try to catch up tomorrow. To my mind, it means laziness, and laziness means feeling ashamed. I hate that feeling. But I think today might need to be different. As in...maybe it's okay for me to doze off? Maybe I don't need to feel as though rest is holding…

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On Discouragement

I'm feeling a bit distracted this week--I mean, it's not terrible, but it's significant in comparison to last week. I've been thinking on why this might be--and it could be anything really--but I think it's a combination of things, one being that I'm exhausted, as I haven't been able to sleep through the night due to shoulder pain. (For those who don't know, I had shoulder surgery in late July and am still healing.) I also tend to get distracted and off-track when I'm not sure what I want to do. I generally try to stick to a schedule with…

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Processing My Job Loss

Today was the day I decided that I would take the time to just "sit" with the fact that I am no longer employed. Today I said I would "process." I think what I really meant was, "I'll read books and listen to podcasts and do all the things to see if something stands out to me." But what I actually needed was to stop the noise. Today isn't about defining what's next but about being in the present and understanding where I am right now. It took me until 2:30 PM to figure this one out. Lord, help me.…

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Expect Unexpectedly

You know how, in my last post, I talked about using your God-given gifts even though they might not be perfect? Well, guess what I just avoided for the last few days? *Insert facepalm here.* I spent far too much time over the last few days wanting to rest yet simultaneously being overwhelmed by all the "relaxing" activities I could do. There are so many enjoyable things I have wanted to do that I have been putting off that I had a hard time choosing one. So rather than just picking one (or taking a little bit of time on…

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Thoughts About “Gifts”

I had shoulder surgery yesterday. On my dominant arm. So I am currently chicken-pecking my way around the keyboard trying to decide if it's worth the trouble for me to write this post. I've waffling back and forth on writing a post for probably the last few days. Well, no...I think about it a lot but then come up with something else that needs to be done. It just takes too much time to write a post, find an acceptable graphic, edit it, and then post on all of my social media channels. What I think I'm saying is that…

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