I’m going to cheat a little bit today as I’m writing this end of the day article the morning after. The fact is, September has been really busy and really crazy with lots of old stuff and lots of new stuff.
Looking back over previous Septembers, it seems that this is normally the case. Maybe it’s the fact of everyone being back at school or just the fact that everyone’s back to work after summer vacations and other time off. NOt really sure, but it seems a yearly occurrence. September just ends up being very, very busy.
For whatever reason, things get in the way our day-to-day life and work. We’ve actually been going out in the evenings a lot more this last month, which is unusual for us. This wasn’t due to any great effort on our part, but rather opportunities that simply appeared. In my other work as a career blogger, Life coach, podcaster I often remind people that you can’t ignore the opportunity to just shows up in your life. These are often the most important opportunities you’ll get. It can be difficult to allow the space for the opportunities, but it is so important. So, even though it leaves us a bit tired and her schedules a bit frazzled, it is important to dive into those things it just happen to appear.
Now, in this new month of October, we begin the run up to the grand holiday season with even more events, more commitments, and more energy required. For the last few years, it’s been tough for me during the holidays. Due to all the hustle and bustle, I often have trouble getting into the spirit of the season. There is simply too much to do in too little time. That said, I recently made a commitment to myself, to get out and about more. Working from home makes one more likely to stay at home even during those times when you should be out and about and having fun. There are some activities that we used to do every year but these have fallen by the wayside one by one as the years passed. This year, I’m making a major effort to visit some of our old favorite places and do some of our old favorite things again.
Life changes, and we must change with it, but I think over the last two years I’ve been trying to hold on to something that no longer exists. My life has changed dramatically, but I don’t think my thoughts and feelings have adapted to the new reality that surrounds me. This sets up all sorts of conflict in my mind and this is something I really need to work through in order to move forward in this new life. Change is a never ending process but also unstoppable and if you try to ignore change you’ll still face it whether you want to or not. That’s simply the way life works. You can fight it or you can roll with the punches, float on the waves, move in the breeze or go down with the ship. Right now I’m paddling as hard as I can to stay afloat on top of the waves hoping that I’ll end up somewhere better eventually.
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