Kind promise: I will reinvent whimsically.
Riding on that energy, it’s easy to say yes to too much. The allure of the adrenaline rush overcomes me and I overcommit.
That’s where things stand now. On one hand, I am happy and busy. On the other, I am exhausted. I need to reinvent my reinvention.
Release. Reconsider. Recommit. Return.
I am tempted to criticize myself for taking on too much. Deep breaths. Forgive with wild abandon.
Before I commit to continuing, I may need to adjust the way I’m doing things.
I want one of my top priorities to be relationships and connection. Remember: I am not here to get things done; I am here to love. As I reconsider, I realize I have fallen into old patterns of accomplishment. Some areas I want to change are about deepening relationships. Others (getting off email lists) are about spending less time with trivia, so I can spend more time with people.
All of my reinvention activities this month could be summed up in one mantra: be with people.
Be – not do or control, or change, but be.
With – not distracted or inpatient, but open and spacious.
That is worth commitment. Going forward, I will be with people.