Much has been going on these first two weeks of the new year. And thankfully, most of the happenings and thought-producers have been good (positive). But, too many of these at the same time means that my mind is everywhere – leaving me feeling distracted, unable to focus or feel productive, and sometimes anxious.
Quick snapshot into my brain:
- I finally admitted that although the church I’m going to currently is awesome, it may not be the best fit for me. This means searching for a new place to break bread, to be in community, to worship.
- My work environment isn’t always healthy…and I’m still learning how to work and love there well.
- Looking for ways/time to be creative this year – painting?, drawing, collage-ing and writing more often
- Still having conversations and reading about race in America (check out 13th on Netflix)
- As somebody who travels, understanding community in a local and virtual sense.
- Asking what it means to be healthy and how I can implement that in my life
- Have an interesting offer or two on the table for future creative projects and / or travel to consider
- Continuing to understand what it means to be a life-long learner and reader – finding books to read, discussions to have, ways to experience / live out my faith
- Trying? to learn Spanish
- And, as always, trying to better understand my passions / giftings
Even typing it out caused me some stress.
But, my friend reminded me this afternoon, that it’s important to keep moving forward. “Surely goodness and mercy will follow you…. in order for them to follow, YOU need to be moving!” She’s right. While this may be overwhelming at times, it means I’m still thinking and not being stagnant.
And then this evening another friend reminded me – You are okay.
- I am okay where I am
- It’s okay to have feelings
- It’s okay to need to slow down and breathe
- It’s okay to be confused
- It’s okay to want something different
- I am okay the way I am
You are okay.
You are okay.