feels like i have been hiding out in the shadows or sucked up into that mundane imaginary vacuum of everyday life. whatever the reasons, i have not shown up here. and i realize i miss it. i miss the task of writing, sharing a story, making a connection. while social media is a necessary evil when you live across the globe, it's one i have a love/hate with as it's such a condenser of connection. the letter or email reduces down to a post or emoji. it's reality, i know. but it's too easy a scapegoat.
this year has been a challenging one, not in any sort of monumental or catastrophic way (thankfully) but more so in that rock in your shoe that you just cannot seem to locate sort of way - and just when you find it and empty it out - you feel another. the kind of year that challenges your longevity to maintain that positive vibe in your life. don't get me wrong, it's still there, but some days it's felt like a candle that's wick is too short to maintain the flame.
so what then...what do you do? you reach out to your tribe, your pull out the journals, you tap into that soul work that reminds you to seek/express gratitude, you give to others who may be shouldering much more than you, you drop the anchor and find solace in daily stillness, you move your body anyway you can, and you look for the beauty. always, look for the beauty.