So, it seems the world or at least our part of the world is returning to what it calls a "New Normal". So many people are thrilled to be able to go out in the world without restrictions, to be able to toss the masks to the side and feel free. The restrictions are all being lifted just in time to enjoy the hazy days of summer. The times for fun gatherings with friends and family at cookouts, celebrations as the Class of 2021 get to celebrate actual graduation ceremonies; happy brides and grooms anticipating weddings, all of this is wonderful news.
For so many though it's happy news that comes with an underlying sense of fear. People are still anxious. People have become accustomed to the way of life of the past year and are living in a place of fear to step out into an unrestricted society, so it is for the rest of us to offer them patience and compassion as they take whatever time they need to get used to it or not. If they choose to wear a mask forever and continue to practice social distancing, that is their freedom and right to do so.
For so many others, myself included, it has made them rethink what exactly they are willing to return to. So may people are rethinking what they are willing to once again call normal. Many are opting out of the rat race life. The chaos of the never ending to-do list. Always on-the-go and never taken time to enjoy life. Working so hard to have the big house and nice car and fancy clothes and toys for the kids, but not having time to enjoy the backyard or drive in the car other than to and from work and most importantly spend time playing and hanging out with the children.
I completely enjoyed the throw back to the easier pace of life. The way it was before being busy became a badge of honor. The time I spent last summer and fall in my yard reconnecting with nature and those closest to me will be a time I will be grateful for. That for me will be the gift I will take from the mess that was 2020.
This new normal comes with choices. So if it gives me the slightest feeling of overwhelm or feeling too busy to enjoy my own life and down time; then that's going to be a "No" for me.
Every person has to create their own way in this life. I believe if you make space to just enjoy your life at a pace that FEELS right for you, everything else really does fall into place; and then there is no need to run around feeling super busy because things get done and there just IS time for what you want to do. The Universe responds to our vibration, so if we are at peace and relaxed then that is what will be presented to us. If we are running around overwhelmed and frantic; then the Universe will continue to give us things to be overwhelmed and frantic about.
Sending you all much Love as you navigate your normal