Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses & all the king's men,
Couldn't put Humpty together again.
Yikes, in the past 10 days most people I've talked to seem to feel like Humpty. We managed to navigate our way through stay-at-home orders, fearful newscast announcements, lots (and lots) of meal preparations and cleaning tactics that would pass NASA inspection.
Now, just when it looks like we can literally breathe again, we seem to be looking down at our feet and seeing the pieces this pandemic brought upon us...just like Humpty Dumpty. What a fall it was! The aftermath can be overwhelming!
And...I believe we can do hard things. I believe we have it in us to get back up, brush the dirt off ourselves, wipe the gritty residue away and start again.
I hope we don't have to hear "In these unprecedented times" or "It's a new normal" ever again. Like aging and facing your own mortality, it does not require you to give up everything, it just asks you to manage your expectations. You can and should still be you.
We have to figure out who we are right now, because as much as we might like to go back to the good ole days, this is what we have right now. This is who we have become. Start putting the pieces together, push through and dig deep. You can do hard things. And if you are honest with yourself, most times the things you thought were going to be awful, impossible, horrible and painful, took less time and energy to actually do then the agony we put ourselves through thinking about it.
Speaking of energy, once you tackle that thing and name that fear and make a decision to act, your energy will soar. It's called momentum. There's nothing like it.
All the king's horses and all the king's men may not be able to put you back together again. But you can! You are one decision away from starting.
Wishing you a happy life in a free world! Listen to your whispers - they know the way.
"it's kind of a big deal...
starting with you...
and working from the inside out."