I'm taking January like tea, keeping it warm, taking time out to reflect on life and the road ahead, browsing instead of committing, dreaming instead of pushing creative projects, collecting ideas and taking a spoon full of sugar when needed.
The focus is on a lack of focus and finishing off old projects before new ones can begin. I've joined a running group and a keep fit class and I'm trying to take long walks with the dogs when the weather permits.
I am in a period of Fallow and I am letting the soil rest and replenish before planting seeds.
The creative mind can wander off in many directions (and distractions) and the ideas are a gift when they flow freely.
"Just write them down" I tell myself and sometimes I do.
It isn't time out, don't be deceived. I still work and I have smaller projects on the go. I finish my FT job in the restaurant at the end of January, then I will take a tea break before the next adventure.
It is too frequently we get caught up in anxieties and miss the moments that make our paths easier to follow.
I will NOT panic and when it seems too much I will run and then fill my cup with the warmth of the tea with the sugar when I need it.