Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Hello there, friend,

I'm still trying to process this year. It's been a tough one, for sure, but also one in which so many good things happened. One thing I've come to realize is how hard change is, even good change. There's this undefined period while you're adjusting, and sometimes it lingers or piggybacks into more change. It can feel like tumbling beneath a big wave and you're rolling and rolling, unsure when you'll be right-side up and can grab a breath. That's how this year has felt.

The other day I listed to a podcast about Sabbath. The premise behind it is not some staunch, boring religious rigmarole -- it is about delight and rest. We need time to indulge our joy, to put away the ought-to's and embrace the get-to's. We need to make time for fun!

After this last year of stress and change and sleeplessness, that's what I want. I want to enjoy my life. I want to focus on fun, not the endless to-do list or the worry about how I'll get through this. I want delight and joy and rest.