Hi! Long time no see. How have you been?
A lot has been happening in my life over the past couple of months – good things and not so good things. I was trying to think of a way to describe how my life has been feeling…and I finally came up with something.
When I was a little girl, my family would sometimes watch the Ed Sullivan show.There was a man who would spin a series of plates. He would get the plates spinning and would run back and forth, keeping them all going.
My life has felt like that frantic rush to keep the plates spinning. I was very stressed, rushing from plate to plate, desperate to keep any of them from crashing to the floor. I could barely breathe.
And then I decided to stop. One by one, I took some of the plates down from their spinning positions and set them aside. They were good plates…this blog, photography, volunteering…but I could not keep everything going any more. Eventually, I had only a couple of plates left…my husband, my children, my job, my friends. As I took down the extra plates, I started to feel as if I could breathe again. I had time to focus on the few that were still there. I had time to enjoy them.
Now, I am ready to start this plate spinning again. I am ready to enjoy it. I am feeling peaceful, instead of feeling frantic. I needed the respite, but I have missed you. Please let me know how you have been.