Hello My Dear Humans,
This is not my usual blog posting, but a temporary good bye…
For a long time, I ignored being sick. I focused on being healthy and didn't want to talk about or even acknowledge anything as negative as sickness. But what happened was, it got worse. I still don't want to talk about it, but I am free to do so if and when I find it relevant. And so today I letting you about my health challenges, inside of the context of pausing this blog.
First, I'm doing well. I'm getting better. It's a slow process, but then again, I'm putting a supposedly incurable condition into remission, so it's okay that it's going to take some time!
Second, one of my symptoms is anxiety. Since my hormones are still sorting themselves out, I don't always have the kind of emotional and mental clarity that I used to have / want to have / will have again. With no particular warning or regularity, I sometimes have to deal with deep blues, exhaustion, and/or pain.
The reason I tell you all this is because of the impact. As a result of my current situation, my blog is not progressing in the way I want it to. For those who know me, I have a lot more joy and humour to express.
And so, for all these reasons, I'm stepping back for a while. I invite you go back and explore any of the blogs you haven't read here. You check out My Amazon Store if you want to explore some of my resources. And if you'd like to host The Power of Journaling, or have any questions about it, please contact me directly through the link.
In the meantime, I leave you with this last quote…
I remember Mr. Bartlett. In biology class he discusses the transformation of caterpillar into butterfly. “What’s the process that goes on inside a cocoon?” he asks. “Has anyone ever seen a picture of the insect at the halfway point between caterpillar and butterfly? Does anyone know what it looks like?” No one has or does. The next week Mr. Bartlett finds a cocoon in the woods and brings it to the classroom. We crowd around as he takes a razor blade and neatly slices it in two. The cocoon looks empty.
“There’s nothing in there,” says one of the kids.
“Oh, it’s in there,” says Mr. Bartlett. “It just doesn’t have a shape right now. The living, organic material is spun right into the cocoon. Caterpillar is gone; butterfly is yet to come.” We stare in wonder.
“Real transformation,” says Mr. Bartlett, “means giving up one form before you have another. It requires the willingness to be nothing for a while”.
Orson Bean, Too Much is Not Enough
Thank you for being human,