What Happens When Everything Falls Apart?
Sometimes, no matter how much effort, planning, organization, building, collaborating, communicating, time, or money, everything just seems to fall apart. I hate when this happens. It drains my energy. All I want to do is crawl under my heavy covers, put my earplugs in, and go to sleep. I need the rest. I need to be restored. When I decide to crack open my shell and test the waters, I am timid, quiet, and afraid of failing again. What if it all comes crashing down agai
Depleted & Defeated
When we get depleted... it’s much easier to get defeated by chaotic emotions. Small frustrations shift from feelings of aggravation to anger. Relational issues suddenly feel like impossible hurdles. And slight negative feedback feels like overwhelming judgement. Sometimes we need to slow down, say no, take a nap, and regroup. “Sometimes we need to slow down, say no, take a nap, and regroup.” Life is much more enjoyable and we are a lot less irritable when our pace is not set
Being A Light During Pain ~ It's In My Name
I have wrestled with my middle name for years. Mostly about my first 20 years and certainly during my teens. I spent nearly a year going through every name book to find a different name that I could change it to. But I never did. And so it stayed "Delight". I remember being on the "El train" in Chicago with my newly minted, extended step-family. They were all trying to guess my middle name. I gave them hints like "lightbulb". We all laughed for an hour straight as no o