I had intended on writing about creativity and social media, but I was inspired to write something else. This morning I read a question in the book, “ Everyday Gratitude.” The question was, “What gifts do I miss when I am moving too quickly?” This question felt very aligned with what was already on my mind. I had been thinking about how my life would feel if I was all, with whatever it is I am doing, creating or being a part of? My home? My art? My relationships?
I consider myself a very committed person, but there have been times in my life when I’ve had one foot in and one foot out. Waiting for an opportunity to move on to the next thing and moving on when things got hard. Sometimes moving on is necessary and I have done that as well. But this is not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about not giving my art or myself (or others in my life) enough time to season before throwing in the towel. Taking onto too many things at once because I get “easily bored,” and when I am not all in, I can be careless. I am not giving 100% of what I have. But most importantly, I leave a trail of unfinished business. And as one of my cards says, “unfinished business takes up psychic space.”
I don’t know what it is that has inspired this revisiting theme in my life—maybe it’s age, maturity or the desire to become “seasoned.” Whatever it was, I’m grateful for the invitation to get grounded, rooted, and more committed. Giving 100% of myself to the life I have and all the gift is offers me.