Today I’m returning to the real world. The world of work, to do lists and routine.
Fog gently curls around buildings outside my patio window, reminding me of the mystery and sacredness of life.
Jon and I celebrated our first year anniversary last week with much needed time away. We left our home, distractions and work behind and spent three full days sleeping, eating and slow walking – enjoying – our favorite San Diego places.
Then Jon returned to work and I embraced solitude: Silencing external voices to focus on understanding and ordering my world.
It’s easy to get lost in the hustle of everyday life.
I learned that I was tired, worn thin and need to take better care of myself. I learned that I’m content with the increase of my writing time and focus, but that I need to be gentle with myself. Writing takes time.
I take these lessons with me as I return to work, along with a soft spoken promise to myself that I will take better care of myself & not wait so long before my next journey of silence.
When was the last time you enjoyed solitude? What did you learn during your time away?