All or nothing

Life has many ways of testing a person’s will. Either by having nothing happen or having everything happen all at once.

This last few weeks have been slightly manic. I have been working, training, seeing clients, hosting groups, planning workshops, firewalking and getting our house ready to sell. It has seemed never ending and still looks a bit that way for the next few weeks – March is looking chocka to the extent I’m struggling to fit a hairdressers appointment in! (I really need one, way to much of my silver lining is spilling out!)
Its exciting and exhausting all at once.

The temptation is to complain because everything is going on all at the same time, but isn’t that just how life is? Opportunities, excitement and catastrophes seem to refuse to spread themselves out evenly throughout the year and I find you just have to go with the flow or you end up sitting on the side.

The other side of the coin will come around soon enough. Nothing will be happening and after I have appreciated a few days of downtime I’ll be twiddling my thumbs, be suffering from cabin fever and be desperate for life to speed up again. Yet I should embrace this too. Just last week I was writing about hibernating over the winter next year – perhaps I can use the times where not much is going on as mini hibernations.

Life just is. The desire for it to be any other way is what causes the most frustration. I would probably be measurably happier if i could let go of the need to control the outcome of events in my lives and accept that what will be will be but I am still learning to do that. We all want things to turn out a certain way, and even if we recognise we dont have control we grasp and cling to a set outcome and then are devasted if it doesn’t turn out that way, I think that’s human nature.

I’m even aware of myself doing that now but can’t always let go. The awareness that I am doing that seems to help even if I can’t completely loosen my grip.

For now I’m going to manage my time ad best I can and enjoy the ride! I hope to see you along the way.

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