Hi. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I feel like this is an awkward reintroduction. I convinced you to leave my old website the new wifestyle, and then kind of ghosted you over here.
I mostly hang out on the Instagram because two kids, being in quarantine, trying to pivot our business since all of our events/workshops/keynotes can’t happen and stay mentally well is…time consuming.
But, I woke up this morning and felt this feeling that was familiar but hadn’t visited me in a while. That feeling? The genuine desire to write. Like, excited to move my fingers on my computer and put some thoughts into words! The spark – it found me again!
I haven’t felt the ‘spark’ of writing in almost a year. Instead of feeling guilty about not having that feeling and ‘neglecting’ this space, I was fine with it. Other things required my attention. My head and heart needed some healing after the birth of our beautiful son, Zürich. We left for Australia right after Christmas 2019 and came back March 4, 2020. We dealt with the horrific bushfires there, the crazy floods and thankfully making it back to Colorado, where we are currently quarantining thanks to COVID-19.
So, I didn’t stress about not feeling like writing regularly because I also knew that forcing it wasn’t right either. I knew the spark would relight within me and it did. TODAY. I am grateful.
I think I might need to thank COVID-19 for that? Is that weird?
I have all these ideas and thoughts to share around what this virus has the ability to do for ourselves, for our family, for our communities and for the earth. I feel like I can relate to this in a unique way. My education in social work, coping with my own anxiety, and sorting out how to work with your spouse and kids around has given me unique insight. I feel like suddenly the culmination of many of my life experiences have kind of prepared me for this? Maybe that sounds strange but that’s okay.
I have some ideas but I’d also appreciate hearing what you might need/want/desire? Pretend anything is possible, pretend there aren’t limits. Drop a comment, email me, send me a DM.
When breakdowns happen, we have the ability to create breakthroughs. We will get through this. I am also positive that good will be sparked from these hard times too.