Sunday, July 28, 2013

dear summer, will you please slow down?!!

Oh my. Oh my my my my my. I know wishing won't make summer slow down, but I can't stop wishing anyway.

I have so been enjoying these last few weeks. I've slowed down and I've truly relaxed. Relaxed body and mind. The mind part has been such a blessing. I really think I'd forgotten how to do that over the last several years. I honestly don't understand how this has happened in the past few weeks--this switching off of the incessant worrying and beginning to spend my moments in the moment and letting the stuff I can't change roll off me instead of possess me--but I am so desperately hoping that I can hold onto to it from here on out.

There are downsides--I haven't been reading blogs much, I'm not as far along as I'd like on fall's school prep, that sort of thing. But I feel saner than I have in such a long time. And right now, my sanity is where I'm going to focus my energies.

7 comments:

DesLily said...

I don't know what it is either but I am more than happy for you! x0x0x0!!!

Eva said...

You can't imagine how happy that makes me!!! I hope it continues for you!!! :D

Jean said...

You go, girl! I am so glad to hear that your absence from the blogosphere was that you were relaxing, recovering, and re-centering yourself on what matters. Keep it up for as long as you can.

Trish said...

Honestly Debi--I think that's the key. Letting go of some stuff so that you can just relax a little bit. Balance is a crock of shit. ;) I'm glad you've been able to experience some of the slowing down. Just take it easy before the storm of fall starts brewing!

Susan said...

I am so happy for you!!! YAAAY! The hard part is indeed, staying slow. I've started doing the same thing, in June, sitting quietly every day for a few minutes. Some days it goes better than others. I am amazed at how it lets me feel more in touch with everything, how being slow means I can take more in, and appreciate more of each day. I'm so delighted that you are finding the same rewards (or similar ones) in slowing down and relaxing. That is the best news, Debi.

Debi said...

Oh my, but you all know how to make a girl feel even happier!!! :D Thanks so much for your very, very kind words!!!

Ali said...

I love that you're finding that balance. Maintaining sanity is a worthy endeavor, for sure!