In a world where everything is fairly routine, out-of-the-ordinary experiences are the sparks that brighten your life and keep you going. These occurrences are unplanned yet delightful surprises. I happened upon one of these ‘sparks’ in recent weeks.
Having awareness of what you require to be in good health is so important. Canceling plans or making them; using those short breaks throughout the day to refuel is so essential.
And as I ruminate, the more I understand that this is alright for a season but I was born in an open ocean, and with it comes challenges, hurt, tragedy, joy, friendships, love, passion and beauty.
Those who actively prioritize their well-being are aware of their internal pulses and do a great job coping - even when highly stressed.
Winston’s need for more than just a cozy Saturday night in perfectly resembles my current experience. I have felt this push and pull (‘Safety’ & ‘Openness’ as I labelled them in my last blog post) - a desire to be outgoing and social, mixed with a need to lay low and stick to a calming routine.
My parts need space for expression, a voice in my consciousness and compassion for each other as they are all ‘part’ of me.