Welcome Back, Everybody!
Welcome Back, Everybody!
No, wait... you guys never went anywhere... I did. Sort of. I guess I didn't really GO anywhere, I just allowed myself to get overwhelmed and overly burdened. On second thought, perhaps I really DID go somewhere.
Isn't that strange how we can just disappear into ourselves as we aim for the furthest mountain of our goals? Most of the time I can just be gone for a few minutes, or hours, or... days. But I've allowed myself to get so busy trying to reach the destination that I just couldn't focus on anything else, and days became weeks. As in, it's been since February 1 since I last posted. Oi. It's like when we move faster, the more tunnel visioned we get and our peripheral vision gets blurred. We miss a lot focusing on trying to get to the destination rather than enjoying the trip, and the next thing we know -- it's been over two months! That means two months of sights and sounds and smells and who knows what other things I've missed!
And that's not a good thing for this alkie. This guy NEEDS the writing. It's like... meditation. A different form of it, but meditation nonetheless. I let go when I write, I stop being in my head even though what comes out is actually from my head. Things slow down. Things process differently when I put pen to paper (electronically or otherwise). And suddenly, I can see the pine trees come back into shape, and the distant mountains regain their composure as only "far away" rather than "unreachable."
I know this. I've said it before, and I frequently say it (a preacher will often preach what they them-self need to learn) -- but I didn't hear it... perhaps I still don't really hear it, but I certainly caught the sound of the wind racing past my ears. It's been time for me to slow down for a while now. I can't keep this kind of speed up with the burdens that are required when taking on such a feat, no one can! Not effectively! Not efficiently. Not safely.
Unless... unless we took more than one track... perhaps, two? Or... maybe more realistically, if I just had someone help carry the load. Hmm...
The other day, my dear friend threatened me. She's now the new blog coordinator for us, and she said, "You'd better be careful, DL, or you may not have a Daily Life slot anymore." and then she lovingly, yet seriously, added, "I'm just sayin'."
I told her, "You're not taking away my spot." Of course she's not, but she'd made her point. If I don't slow down and unload -- it won't matter how many trees I'll be missing, because I won't be around to enjoy any of them at all.
So, Welcome Back, Everybody! Sort of... in an "I've returned" kind of way. Now, i'm going to go to bed. It's late, and part of my slowing down means getting rest. Talk to you next week. :)