For the few years that I've been blogging, some of my favorite bloggers have been in the same space that I have: get a job, write a book, do a conference, find a publisher, do those edits. Or, to break it down: go, go, GO!
Now, it seems, we have all independently, but oddly simultaneously, decided that go-time is over, and now is the time to stop.
It seems like at least once a week, I pull up someone's blog post and she (usually it's a she) is writing about my life. Here are what my colleagues are doing:
- morning meditations, to quiet the chatter in the mind, and to remind us that it's okay to be slow now and then
- yoga, or other forms of physical exercise, for both mental and physical benefits
- realizing that we don't have to care what other people think about us, and that if they try to tell us we're no damn good, it may be that they're wrong; certainly, we don't have to stand there and take it
- attempting to regain a more positive attitude in a sea of negativity; not getting sucked into a culture of complaint (I've actually made a pact with three of my colleagues on this one; we're going to see if we can make it spread). There's plenty to complain about, and we undoubtedly will from time to time, but we don't have to live there.
**viz: my "omphaloskepsis" label has been getting a serious workout for the last 4 months.