I'm trying a new routine, first and foremost. Before diving into my work day, I've started reading for about 30 minutes. Not easy because there often little humans running around and it's noisy, but I've stayed committed.
HOLY crap. Now, I'm sitting here after 30 minutes of insanely good stuff by Rob Bell (author of How to be Here) and I literally can't handle the creative juices that are now flowing. I've got new thoughts, energy and ideas racing through my head... and anything I touch today will be BETTER because of it.
I move fast - often too fast - and I'm trying to create some habits that force me to slow down (and then move fast, lol) BUT, if I'm moving fast with greater purpose, then it will FEEL better. And more fulfilling. I've accepted that I actually don't have a slow button - well I do, but it's not pretty when I shift gears - which means I damn well better make moving fast feel as abundant as possible.
So there was that.
And then this. Last week I was having a conversation with a woman whom I greatly I admire. She does all sorts of amazing things with her talents and I look up to her a great deal. We were discussing some personal stuff I've been working on and how we might collaborate. I was talking (fast, of course) and then she stopped me, laughed and said, "Mel, I have to ask you - how are you doing this all?"
Here was my chance you guys. To DELIVER some profound bit of wisdom that would impress the socks off of her and make her think I had the secret to a perfect life. Go big, Mel... go big. So of course, here's what I said:
"I have no idea."
I work hard for my kids. I want them to see that if you pursue a dream with all your heart and soul, even when it gets tough, you can make a difference. I want them to see me fall and get back up. I want them to see me in times of struggle and indecision, so that when they get in a difficult, uncomfortable situation, they understand it’s part of the process. They know it’s not going to be easy, but if they push through, it’s totally worth it on the other side.