Sometimes you go through a season of crazy. An international relocation, a major transition. You lose your routine and your momentum and you're completely swept up in all the things you have to do. There is no time for idle thoughts or big dreams; it is all motion. To-do lists. Logistics.
I found myself there last week, lost. Walking down a big hill in a new city, just crying. Crying because it was the first time I had let myself take a deep breath. We just moved countries and had a run-in with bed bugs and in between sanitizing everything and trying to keep up with full-time work and full-time school and full-time apartment hunting, I felt defeated and disconnected. A robot girl going through the motions.
The thing is, I know how to bring myself back. How to ground myself when everything around me is moving, shifting, shaking.
Writing. Making time for reflection. All I need is a small stretch of space in the morning, just to feel.
"I want to write for 5 minutes a day," my co-worker mentioned last Friday. I think I need that, too.
So, 5 minutes a day it is. If you want to join me or want to make space just to feel, you can sign up below.
I'll send you daily writing prompts for the rest of October. They will be short and sweet and there will be no expectations.
Stay as long as you like, write as much as you want.