Wednesday, November 30, 2011
My incredibly loving, communicative, sensational child requires a lot of attention as well as most of my time and energy. Though we were originally going to take a three week break from OT, Daniel is going again (3 times per week this time). OT days are extra tiring because of all the stimulation he gets, and days we don't have OT are also taxing because I am his only source of stimulation and regulation for the majority of the day.
I've had a few especially stressful events happen in my extended family recently, and those things have also taken a toll on my (physical and emotional) energy.
Because of these (and other) outside circumstances, I haven't had the resources lately to take care of myself in all the ways I need. I'm going to spend the next month refocusing my energy and refilling my own cup. I'm hoping to find a better balance between giving of myself to others and getting for myself the things I need to recharge. This moment has even presented itself to me at a very appropriate time: the beginning of the Christian season of Advent, a time full of expectant waiting and anticipation.
I was reminded again of my need to take time for myself by the I Love Me! Carnival. Every single post was inspirational and eye-opening in its own way. If you haven't read through the list of carnival participants, please do; you will not regret it! Nada's post at Minimomist reminded me that taking time for sabbath is simple and easy, but more importantly, it's essential. I'm taking that to heart and I'm putting it into action now, when I need it the most.
So I will be taking an intermission from being here during the month of December, and I plan to be back in January. (In case you are interested, my shop will stay open for business, but I won't be creating or adding any new inventory.)
I'm looking forward to reading a couple of books that have gotten dusty waiting on the shelf for me to have a moment to spare. I'm excited about putting more energy and intention into my yoga practice.
I'm hoping to greet the new year with a renewed sense of balance and perspective.
'Til then, dear friends. ♥