It’s funny that for four years in a row I didn’t miss my monthly writing deadline but right after publishing my fourth year writing anniversary article I skipped publishing an article for four months in a row.
There must be some deeper meaning of the number four in this story…
I have missed writing every single month since but I guess it all became too much lately.
With my increasing responsibilities at work and my beautiful daughter growing up and sleeping less, I seem to have less time and energy for anything that doesn’t have to do with my family or my job.
On the positive side, one and a half months ago I started going back to the gym after a one and a half year break. The gym was one of the things I missed the most in my weekly routine since the start of the pandemic. I guess this is a good example proving that there is always some sort of a win when something is lost.
A lot has happened during the past four months. We spent the summer in Bulgaria and we got the chance to experience many sunny and hot summer days.
I cannot wait to tell you about a dangerious hike I have been dreaming of doing for a while which I finally got the chance to do last summer. This will be a topic of a separate article.
Right now I am just happy I am writing these lines. I am happy to be back “home”.
What’s in it for you?
This article is a new beginning. Or actually picking it up from where I left it off last time.
This article is for those of you who have drifted away and shifted your focus from what is important to you and could use a little reminder that it’s never too late to get back on track.
During the past months I haven’t doubted that I would come come back to writing. Not even for a single moment. I was waiting patiently for the right moment to come.
Although I was thinking about it quite often, I really didn’t want to force myself to write and publish articles when my whole system was focused on coping with everything else.
Whatever may be on your mind right now as a distant dream or target, please remember that no matter how much time has passed you can always shift gears and come back to what you call “home”.
For me writing is a “home”. A home where I can express my dreams, fears, inspiration, life purpose and meaning.
Many people can thrive during sunny and carefree times. But life is a funny combination of light and darkness. Successes and challenges. Ups and downs.
If we want to live our lives to the fullest and make the best out of every opportunity, we would need to learn to survive the storms and the hurricanes. To pick ourselves up after a “defeat” and to start all over.
To hold our ground during tough times and to move on when we are ready to do so. To learn to turn right or left, to go back or to move on.
To simply continue the journey called life.
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