I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted. There’s so much daily change to digest, I can’t begin to take it all in. I have days where all I want to do is just shut down. By shut down, I mean watch silly cat/dog videos and mindlessly binge-watch reruns of ridiculous sitcoms or feel-good movies, because at least I know for sure how those will end.
Change is like water. It’s a fundamental element of life, but when we’re engulfed by a tidal wave of crisis, it can feel like we just might drown in it.
My plan for spring had been to kick off an uplifting new blog series focused on change and growth. That was before we were hit with a global pandemic. It feels like a variation of the line from Forrest Gump, just at the point when the storm hits: It’s funny I said that about change, because right then…change showed up.
We all handle change and crisis a little bit differently, but in our best moments as human beings, I am deeply impressed by how we can marshal our energy and resources to respond to a clear, tangible threat. We want to be part of a solution, and we take action.
One thing every one of us can do in our current situation is to ask ourselves, “What will I choose to take from all of this?” and “How will I choose to apply that to my life?”
We have huge opportunities to learn and grow from this experience. Today, however, if you choose to focus more on getting through, rather than growth, I get that too. Let me know if you need some binge-watching recommendations: Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, etc. You name it, I’ve got it!
While I would love to dive headfirst right now into the subject of growth, it’s probably a better topic for another time and another blog post. In the meantime, stay as safe and healthy as possible through the current crisis. As my grandfather loved to say, “This too shall pass,” and when it does, I’ll be waiting.