Short post tonight, because after so much work for so many days in a row, I haven’t had much time off. Of course, it’s for a good cause — the stuff I care about, my life and career. But I find that as I near this little blogging experiment, I am drawn more and more to self-care, and find that I need to get better at it for myself.
I spend a lot of time helping others to heal. I love this work so much that I’ll probably do it in some degree until I leave the planet. But sometimes, you need to blow off the world a little, relax, read a book in a field somewhere. Today I took a long drive with my husband, saw The Convert at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City and grabbed some late lunch on the way back home.
These are the rhythms of a normal, laid back life. I don’t get to experience these very much, with the schedule I’m currently keeping. Not that I’m complaining, mind you. I am glad to be here, healthy and vibrant, building what I want to see in the world. So pulling away a bit doesn’t come from any resentment I may feel about working too much. Rather it comes from the need to restore and regenerate, for a few days at least, until I’m strong enough to give as much to myself as I give to others.