One day, a friend told me she was surprised at my positive outlook, even as I slept on the floor of a townhouse with two roommates after owning a two bedroom condo off the lake. It was the long game. I didn’t know what tomorrow had for Dawn but I also knew it wasn’t sleeping on the floor. I knew in the long run, this was part of the journey.
You may not understand or notice how your ‘being there’ serves others but let me remind you - your very essence is the peace needed for someone trying to float in the ocean.
It took me a long long time to acknowledge I was trying to win a game that required coaching. I was never supposed to do it alone and I was walking onto the field with no direction, no padding for safety, no actual game plan on how to win. I needed help. Enter my friend, the pandemic.
It’s just I know my happiness doesn’t live there. I'm consciously taking in every emotion, every situation, every movement in order to grow into a stronger, wiser me. It's not the life for everyone. It's the life for me.