"Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you." ~ John de Paola
It's funny how we learn lessons in life. I had a long overdue surgery two weeks ago to repair a hernia. There I said it. It is difficult for me to admit anything that I perceive as weak, old, sick or slow. This is a flaw in my personality that I am aware. Let's be honest-- this fast paced, colorful, always moving form of cyber communication makes it easier than ever to say you're happy when you aren't, healthy when you're ill or together when you are struggling. How many of us have snapped a bright, chic pic for Instagram of our new shoes when we where actually in our pj's? Well, maybe that's just me. ;-)
I had gotten to the point where I was literally holding this pesky hernia in while moving around furniture. Not a good thing. I knew that I would be in minor pain for a few weeks and I was alright with that. What I wasn't alright with was the fact that I have been restricted to not lift anything over 5 lbs. Say what?! I have been "forced" to S..L..O..W I..T D..O..W..N and am not at all happy about it. It makes me feel cranky, needy and helpless -- feelings that I spend most of my days trying to avoid. Asking your little girl to get out the gallon of milk for you will surely humble you in ways you had not anticipated.
However, I am a silver ling kind of gal. I know...gag! This is my way of surviving in this crazy world. Give me a negative, shitty situation and I will hand you a sunny perspective in return. This quality drives my sister nuts. So, the lesson that I have learned is that it's alright to slow down every once in a while. I was able to read some of my business book that has been on my nightstand for months. I had time to assess the changes I wanted to make in my study and business. Also, I truly believe there is little wrong in the world that a Doris Day movie can't fix. As far as the project of my study goes, sweet Andrew installed the metallic grasscloth to the back of my Billy bookshelves last night. I am excited to show you but will wait until the the molding and a few other goodies are attached. So, my midsection and my study are on the upswing!
I hope you have a spectacular week!