trust: using your oars to get through the doldrums



there are days that serve as resets. days that serve as filling the cup. days that serve as reservoirs.

and then there are the days when try as you might, self-care as hard as you can, it feels like there will never be a reset or a full cup or a reservoirs, ever again.

there are days when there is adventure. days that fill up with delightful conversation. days that bring new knowledge and fun times.

and then there are the days when it feels like there will never be another adventure, never be more delightful conversations, new knowledge or fun times.

there is ebb, there is flow. and then there are the doldrums.

in a doldrum, you have to make your own wave - use your oars.

(creativity, passion, fun, adventure.)

there will always be another wave around the corner. ebb and flow are constants. doldrums happen, too, but ebb and flow continue around them. it may be further away than you originally estimated, but you keep going and you'll find the next wave.

(I am not making this up, this is nautical, you can look this shit up. the doldrums is an area around the equator where there aren't many winds - hence sailing ships need to use their oars to get where they are headed. in life, we're not necessarily headed anywhere, I'm using this as a metaphor for daily energy, for happiness, for joie de vivre. )

(really, I had to explain that? lol)

(I explain a lot of things that don't need to be explained. it's what I do.)

so, self-who-needs-this-reminder today: remember your oars.

creativity.

passion.

fun.

adventure.

warmth. water. the sun. bright pastel colors.

laughing.

keep rowing. the waves will catch you soon enough.

(soon enough.)