It’s been over 2 weeks since my last post. I could tell you it was because I was too busy, but that would be a lie. Ok, well, a half-truth. It HAS been crazy around here with bookings and meetings and interviews as well as my side hobby taking off like wildfire (the whole knitting and crocheting thing), but the truth is I’ve been uninspired.
Maybe it’s because it’s the winter doldrums, maybe it’s the fact that I’ve been binge watching Dr. Who on Netflix before it disappears February 1st, but I haven’t done anything to really get my mojo fired up and explode out of my head.
I saw a friend of a friend’s post on Facebook that they’re in “hibernation mode” and maybe the writer part of me is curled up in a den on a pile of moss taking a rest. Let’s go with that one, it sounds smart and inspired. *insert winky emoticon here* More likely it’s that I haven’t nourished that part of my creative being lately and that’s totally on me. I haven’t read a novel in, well, let’s just say awhile, and just resorted to quotes delivered to my inbox from Thoughtful Mind (that I haven’t read) because I haven’t MADE TIME for it.
See, the things that grow, that are important to US, our core being, we make time for. The fact that I loathe the time suck that is a shower means I don’t MAKE TIME for them. And as an entrepreneur, wife, mom, and all the other hats I (we) wear, it becomes easier and easier not to MAKE TIME for those nourishing self-care practices that we desperately need.
I’m talking to you, reader. You who has all those “necessary” meetings, events, social obligations, work projects, dinners to make and diapers to change. You who have goals and dreams that you keep on putting aside to knock off one more thing on that ever-present TO-DO list. STOP.
MAKE TIME for you. Because you deserve to be the beautiful, messy, complicated human that you are. Stop being busy for the sake of being busy. Get inspired. Play in the snow. Paint. Make a noodle necklace. Be silly. Sing out loud to that 90s Alt Rock Google Music station (just me? that’s ok. I’ll be smiling from ear to ear next to you at the stoplight). Grab your big girl(man) panties and say:
I MAKE TIME FOR ME SO I CAN BE THE BEST ME.
And don’t let anyone call you selfish. You deserve it.