Starting over

I’ve sat staring at this page for about two hours now. I have started a blog post, only to then delete everything I have typed and revert to the blank page. I’ve allowed myself to be distracted by other incoming messages – perhaps it’s something that will provide a good topic to write on? Then I respond to the message, return here… and it begins again.

I love how it is so easy to take the blank page and fill it with words… decide against sharing those particular words or topics at the moment…. and just delete it all.
Like wiping the slate clean, which we all know is not applicable to life.

There are no do-overs. But we can always start over. Even in the troubling times we are now facing, world wide. Things have just got a little more complicated… more challenging.

And for me? I’ve grown too used to my comfort zones. My personal development, and growth – the self exploration and changes that needed to be made? All those things have been, and are still, painful and difficult.
What I didn’t realise though was how much my ‘security blanket’ and the general routines and stability around me, were actually helping me – in a way, protecting me.

And being thrown into the chaos of our strange, nonsensical, very strict lock down has not just caused me to stop and move a few steps back. It’s like a tornado arrived sent from the Wizard of Oz himself, lifted and tossed me around for a while, and then dumped me back in my own bed – but not to partake in life as I know it, for everything has changed so very much.

I’ve had to be stern with myself quite a lot lately – I’m a terrible disciplinarian… I’ve reduced myself to tears quite a few times πŸ˜›

Here’s what I am working on right now though : I need to stop. I need to start over.

No matter what this virus does, or what my government does, or what the people do in response to both – I NEED TO STOP.

I need to remember that my life still has purpose. That while my windows of opportunity seem to have been nailed shut, they’re not. I am just going to have to push against them a little harder. I mustn’t let the current circumstances limit my potential.Β 
I am still me.

Filled with purpose and potential.

A self-confessed prisoner of hope.

The circumstances have changed, but I cannot let them change me – not in the way they have been. I’ve worked too hard to be better!

I need to start seeing things differently. It starts with me!

11 thoughts on “Starting over

  1. Very good!! πŸ˜„.

    You’re totally right about the routines, and the structure and how they protect you from the natural variabilities and inconsistencies of the real world, which allows you to make sense of working on ‘personal development’. When those are gone, you’re exposed again to those whims and it can make you feel like your personal struggles pale into irrelevance.

    And yes, fighting back against that to keep what you have worked for and to keep building, is an act of optimism. And when I see others carrying on producing things like podcasts, it gives me a lot of optimism, hope and joy :).

    So it’s about aiming for that, but not being too harsh on yourself about particular results. Starting over and over and going with the flow :).


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      1. You are very welcome!!

        And thanks so much!! That’s very encouraging πŸ˜„. Hahaha! Glad to know that my R0 is beating coronavirus’s! πŸ˜‰. Hahaha, oh I feel an elaborate joke coming on…🀣

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      2. πŸ˜„. Sending much love to you too! πŸ’™


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