But that’s not nice, nor is life so simple.So let’s dig deeper for 11 tidbits–and TakeAways–about my spiritual (?) post-Sabbatical life of late–an appropriate activity for my favorite day of the year, the Summer So(u)lstice.
Since coming back from the islands, life has resumed its kid-centric crazy-busy ways; this is my brilliant, yet often banal life, and I know many folks need not hear about it.
My feelings about that life and sked?On good days (and seasons), it’s the bomb.On bad days (and seasons), it’s the other bomb—that threatens to explode me, inside out.
About BreakAways, before:The most challenging yet motivating time is the prep and planning; one lives, reacts, and writes from the gut.
About BreakAways, during:That’s the fun part—full of inspiration and life-changing moments (that may or may not matter in a matter of months).
About BreakAways, after:Sorry, it can suck.Finding the new balance, leaving the thrills and hopes, getting a new (old) groove back; but YES, it’s so worth it.
About BreakAways, much after:So now I’ve been back 4.5 months; life is good and summer is bliss, and somehow the Island BreakAway lives on inside like a happy secret.
BreakAway TakeAway #1:Time with kids while they’re still kids is the best gift around me right now, and I intend to bask and glow and grow in it.
BreakAway TakeAway #2:Sitting alone staring at water still soothes the soul.
BreakAway TakeAway #3:When I’m feeling dejected, I remember Islanders I got to know who, it seems, never let much get them down, and feel better.
BreakAway TakeAway #4:Everything is temporary; that’s not always welcome news, but does much to force faith in the flow of life—or else what?
BreakAway TakeAway #5:The past plays a big role in who we are—so packing your years with exciting escapades can be a great way to lead a rich inner life.