I always step away from photography on Sunday mornings, which is as much for me as it is for you, my readers. Sometimes we become so obsessed in being defined by our work. Yesterday was one of those days where work was simply dragging me down.
Ever had a day where you were just off a beat? There wasn't anything wrong, just that my mood swing was more on the "dark side" than I wanted it to be. With a whole lot of help from my wife, Sheila, I finally realized I was just on overload. I had too much I needed to do. Instead of just knocking things off the list one at a time, I let myself get overwhelmed by how much was on my plate.
So, here's my point. I got out of my funk by realizing I hadn't smiled all morning. I sat down on the couch with Sheila and talked it out. Essentially I confided in my best friend instead of thinking I had to do it all myself. I used to think it was a guy thing, thinking we have to do everything ourselves and never asking for help. Well, it's universal, and it happens to everybody. Yes, we're each responsible for the paths we choose, but we don't have to go through every journey as a solo hiker.
"You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you.
You have to go to them sometimes."
Nothing all that brilliant this morning, just a reminder you don't have to do it all by yourself or, all in one day. Appreciate the journey you're on and make today a celebration of your life, the people you care about and as always, go for those eleven-second hugs. (If you're new to this blog, I read an article a few months back about hugs becoming therapeutic when they're at least eleven seconds.)
Wishing all of you a wonderful Sunday, loaded with smiles and peace.
We've postponed the f64 Lunch Bunch for a few weeks. There's so much going on in everybody's lives right now in terms of help and education. However, we're all still here to help and just an email away.
And if you missed the May 6 lunch with Bobbi Lane and Tony Corbell - it's pretty amazing. The video is just a click away.
ClickCon 2020 Circle the Dates!!
The pandemic may have moved the dates for 2020 to August 10-13, 2021, but that's NOT slowing Team ClickCon down. Stay tuned for new programs online with ClickCon Nation! It all starts on August 11th.
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