I am physically and emotionally spent. It’s been an intense week and I’m looking forward to some rest over the weekend. Although I’m exhausted, it’s the kind of exhaustion that also comes with the peace of knowing you are spending your energy on the things that matter most to you. You are choosing to dedicate your time and attention to your core values. I don’t have to be this worn out. I could let go of caring and close my ears to my heart. I choose not to do that. I choose to listen and to respond.
So I’m tired. So what. This too will pass.
This kind of work also brings with it intense gratitude: for Jung, my life dance partner whose creativity, humanity, integrity and authenticity fuel my own, and for my beautiful, creative and resilient children who choose each day to shun peer pressure and to live their lives as the best S and the best J that they can.
I’m exhausted but content. This is what living a full life is all about. It isn’t easy, but for me, it’s the only way to fly!