Monday, May 17

Roseanne and a week of musing

I spent the first part of the week humming the theme from Roseanne, "what isn't killing us is making us stronger". I didn't ride my bike, I ate two boxes of junior mints and I watched the telephone ring instead of answering it.
I wasn't depressed, I was on overload and couldn't figure a way out. It's happened before during "wedding season", but not like this. And still, I've always managed to juggle everything, afraid, I'd miss something.
I didn't want to stop my blog posts, but I had too. It turned out to be ok. I only lost one follower.
On Wednesday, I was in my cycling clothes before my husband came out of the shower. "You back, he said? I'm on my way, I replied" . Gotta love a guy who gives you some space.
So, here's what I learned, in no particular order during my week of big thinking:
1. Sometimes when you are really busy, you will not be organized. You will do what is required to get through the day and keep your sanity, keep your customers happy, and that will be enough.
2. No, is an answer AND a complete sentence.
3. People tell you who they are. Don't try to read more into something that is not there. Usually there is no hidden meaning.
4. Listen to your heart and trust your gut. What comes to mind first is most often the truth. (see #3.)
5. Don't save intimacy for the weekends. Seriously, don't. All the bloggers and advice givers pay little heed to this. They do not mention living a rich and full and balanced life. It recharges you. It reminds you what you are doing this all for.
I'm back, thanks for staying with me.
Kiss the ones you love,


Kathy said...

Isn't it wonderful to take some time for just be able to think or not think...whichever the case might be? Glad you took some time...our bodies and minds know when it's time for a break...good thing you listen. Welcome back

Catherine Ivins said...

This is so excellent Sherry- I am taking- No, is a complete sentence
and People tell you who THEY are- with me this week (and always) love these both very much. I am feeling disconnected with work right now and wanting to change things in my house up a bit and starting to feel like this is OK- and if I gave myself more time to do this ALL the time- I maybe wouldn't need these bigger chunks of time to recharge when I least can afford them. I guess we never really get to graduate....

T.Allen-Mercado said...

We've been on parallel plains, it's good to have you back and refreshed.

Rebecca said...

Phew... overload! It happens and you just have to figure out a way to deal with it. I like your way... Junior Mints and non-telephone days included! I have non-telephone days quite a lot, especially when I am in full creation mode in the studio. I treasure the days I don't have to talk to anyone at all, except my husband and the dog and cat. Thanks for the post, and I'm glad your time away was beneficial!

BlackStar said...

I was hoping that I'd find you back here on Monday. I missed you.

Annette F Tait said...

sounds good to me - all of it :)

Brittany said...

Glad to see you back! And I'm trying to take what you said about "no" to heart...this is something that I really struggle with. Here's to just making it through and then to coming back to ourselves!

Anonymous said...

words to live by.



Waterrose said...

oh blog post tomorrow is all about overload. I think I need to relearn how to just relax and do nothing...even when I try my brain just races...ugh!