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On the Sixth Day of Christmas

I worked. I worked and forgot to post ๐Ÿ˜. Rich and I have been talking recently about how we are certain that this much be the busiest time of our lives. The boys are going everywhere, Max isn't old enough to drive yet, but is making plans left and right, and having soccer practice twice a week that require some logistics, I'm traveling for work, we are traveling for weddings, and for visiting family, work is at its all-time high demand as everyone continues to navigate through COVID world while maintaining productivity, and trying to slow down and reconnect over family dinners every night. It must be this way for most people in this chapter of our lives. Right? Right?!?!


While all the things that are keeping us busy are good, there is a definite sense of burnout and the inability to slow time down and be in the present. At the end of the day I don't even have any brain capacity left to attempt to read a book, and all I can do is scroll through Instagram, play with Blaise or lay with Rich on the couch before passing out. Somedays I am skilled enough to do all of these things at once before I pass out!


In an attempt to slow down, and bring some genuine "me" creativity into my days, I've been painting, drawing, and just purchased a poetry book that I've wanted for awhile. Most of my creativity is used up at work for other people (how lucky am I to have a creative career?!) When I say genuine "me" creativity I mean the stuff I create that is just truly for my own joy. This is the necessary creativity that keeps me sane and feeling grounded so I can better communicate and flow throughout my day.


I have always loved poetry, from the time we had to memorize a poem per week in 4th grade, to taking Spanish Poetry in college. It's been awhile since I've absorbed any - and that's the great thing about poetry... you can't crank through it like a novel. You read one or two, let it soak into your brain, and the next day read another. I'll use these poems as my meditations to stay in the present.

Merry Blogmas!





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