icy sheets shift in water.
My day job- the one that pays the bills- has been crazy since the beginning of the year. I’m now three projects deep with more on the horizon and am beginning to feel the effects of longer hours and less sleep. It feels like I’m treading water, as I do my best to “get it all done.” I’m doing, but my “to do” list isn’t shrinking.
For some reason, this made me think of a photo I took a couple months ago of a lake with large sheets of ice in it. The kids liked to hear the “plink” as they lobbed small rocks onto the thin layer of ice. They also giggled at the “ker-plop” of rocks that broke through and hit the water.
I stood on shore, mesmerized by the partially frozen water. The ice sheets didn’t fight for position. They didn’t shatter under the pesky pelting of pebbles from mischievous children. No forces worked to break them up or move them out of the way. They bobbed in the water and were just allowed to “be”.
I decided that I want to be more like a sheet of ice. No, not frigid and slippery! Instead of exerting force to control my circumstances, I want to be able to co-exist with them. Rather than struggle to get everything done, I want to accept that sometimes that’s an impossible idea. I want to contemplate what I have done more, and focus less on what remains to be accomplished.
I need to take time to just “be.”
Oh, and to write about it, of course 🙂
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