Updated: Apr 1
I don't think any of us expected this to happen. Being confined to our homes unable to really enjoy physical human connection with some of the people who mean the most to us. For me, it started as an uncomfortable, terrifying and difficult situation that I believed would alter my life leaving me penniless, jobless, and to be honest, hopeless . Many of us who are self-employed are digging deep into our savings to make ends meet and we feel defeated. Others have lost jobs with no idea what to do next and are feeling broken. The unknown frightens a lot of us myself included as we tread uncharted waters. It seems as if the tide continues to grow, the waves are pushing us back and the wind is preventing us from swimming forward. I've held conversations with people who are completely lost and feel like they are drowning. Not able to work. Not able to connect. Fearing they won't have enough to make it through. They feel alone. They feel buried. I felt those exact emotions. But as I was lying in my bed, I put my hand over my heart and it was still beating. My chest was still rising from the air flowing through my lungs. Like a wave crashing the banks of the shore, I realized this pandemic hasn't buried me but it has planted me. Planted me in a way that would allow me to spend time unlearning bad habits and making space for new and constructive ones. It has created the space for me to finish writing and for me to finish the long list of things I wanted to accomplish. It has allowed me the opportunity to be "STILL". For a long time, I confused stillness with laziness and I was completely wrong. There is absolutely nothing lazy when it comes to being still. Being still gives us the chance to... re-focus, refuel, re-energize and reconnect. I ask this, what can you do during this time of stillness that will aid you in becoming who you are destined to be?