This weekend, I’m stepping back a bit. Slowing down to trying to make sense of the week that just happened. Giving myself time and space to put things into perspective. In many ways, trying to seek understanding about things that I may never understand.
I’ve spent the week using work as a distraction, getting things scheduled out so that it won’t seem like I’ve gone totally MIA. Last week, I shared a bit about embracing the quiet that comes into your life, even when you don’t quite understand it. This weekend, I want more slowness, more simplicity and more quiet.
I’ve been working on a few longer, essay-style posts over the past few days, and I want to use the quiet to spend time submerged into the things I love and getting them done. Writing, creating for this space, thinking about other spaces I’ve been interested in developing and remembering all of the little things that make every day so fulfilling.
This week has been really rough, but I’m determined to turn it into something useful. It didn’t seem right to sit behind the keyboard without allowing some transparency to shine through, and be real about how I’m doing. This week brought with it a lot of loss, so I’m reminding myself how much I still have –reminding myself that I’m not empty, just lighter.
I don’t know how your week went, but I hope it was a good one, and I hope your weekend is light and easy, too. But, if you’re in a space similar to the one I’m in right now, I hope that you also get time to step away.
Acknowledge the things that are happening to you, head on, and then use all of the powerfully positive things in your life (make a list, if you need to) to help you sort out the off feelings.
Deal with it in your own time and way. And if you don’t have anything to deal with, spend some time feeling gracious, and maybe help out a friend who’s working his or her way back to the light.
I’ve written a few words for the weekend posts. Mainly random, raw and unedited thoughts that creep into my mind on a Thursday afternoon or Friday morning that I feel compelled to share. I’ve never sat and thought about creating a column of them; having these words be something that you all expect to precede each weekend.
This weekend has helped me to see, this isn’t a column. It’s a happening.
I’ll write these as they come, as they’re needed.
Side note: The imagery in this post features the branding and packaging design for MadCap Coffee Co. I love how bright, colorful and vibrant the packaging is, without being cluttered, confusing or overdone. It’s simple, and still has a lot to offer. There wasn’t much reason to include it in this post, except for the fact that it made me really happy, and seemed like a great way to enter the weekend.