At Dawn We Rest

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Hello- finally!

Let’s just get right to the crux of the matter.

I have had a big old shift in my world since the turn of this year and as a result all of my focus- and by that I mean energy and motivation- went with it. The big old shift was a change in my job after 10 years of same ol’ same ol’. It has been a big change that has taken a lot of brain power.

Apparently, I don’t have a lot of brain power to use because I have not been this tired since I was in a first trimester of pregnancy. 

And no, I am not pregnant. 


It was also a needed change that has relieved a lot of anxiety. Now, it has brought it’s own anxiety and challenges but the right kind of anxiety and challenges. If you know, you know. 


I am now at a point where I feel like I can add other things back into my realm and those things are all things Rebel Housewife and yoga. Of course, those are always the things I let go first when something has to give and of course they are the things that give me the most when I actually do them.

It got me thinking…

“Why in the hell is the shit that offers nothing for me… why is that the shit that is so easy to do?”

I mean I can sit on the couch dozing in and out of consciousness while binge watching The Good Place for the sixtieth time like nobody’s business. Doing so usually makes me feel sluggish and wasteful of time.

The minute that I need to consistently do something that takes effort- even though the reward is ultimately greater- like actually participating in legitimate self care- I just cannot bring myself check it off the to-do list.

But then that got me thinking more. Maybe it all does something for me. I mean sometimes I do feel better when I lay on the couch all day. My brain tells me I shouldn’t but my gut reassures me it is what I needed. 

Maybe sometimes we need to do the “easy” things to restore ourselves and sometimes we need to the “harder” things. 

So to start the re-up of these newsletters, I wanted to offer a loving reminder that we cannot always be consistent. We cannot always keep up. We cannot always stay on that proverbial ‘schedule’ horse.

Offer yourself grace when you feel like you are doing the easy thing that your mind might be telling you is the lazy thing. Because sometimes our bodies know what we need before our brains concede. The falling out of one routine and into another seems to be inevitable… and, necessary.

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