WHEN IT SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE
Dear Lovely friend,
This is for you if you're feeling the overwhelm monster looming over your shoulder
This is for you (& really me) who feel the pressure of all your dreams and goals for the year ahead & you haven't begun the way you had hoped on January 1st.
this is for those moments when the task seems bigger than your capacity to even imagine.
This is for you when the bad days that suck so bad drag out into weeks.
And there isn't even the slightest whiff of relief to come.
For when the light at the end of the tunnel feels like a figment of your desperate imagination.
I want to say 'There there. It will be alright' But that just feels like bulls**t.
So all I can say is, with what little energy is left, please keep that spark of faith going.
The faith in your process.
The faith in a new sunrise each day.
The faith that this messy middle will pass and it's actually VITAL for the breakthrough to come.
The faith in the rainbow after the storm.
even if you can't see it.
Especially when you can't see it. Feel it. Or even picture it in your mind.
In those moments when it almost feels too much.
Or feels 'Totally Hopeless!!' said with a high shrill by Ms Barbara, my inner drama queen.
I like to focus on the next smallest step.
However 'impossible' there is always a small step forward.
It may feel so small that there seems to be no point.
BUT THAT IS THE POINT!
I just look for the tiny drop in an ocean of overwhelm I can possibly just do right now.
Then the next step
Then the next.
Then the next
With lots of breaks in between to drown/sulk in that sea of overwhelm.
Then the next step
Then with after what feels like a BILLION YEARS AND STEPS
the clouds break. The rainbow shines it's light.
The ocean of To dos is behind me and I stand on new shores.
Shores that I couldn't possibly imagine, let alone see in those moments of darkness.
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but for now. i'm with you.
It's dark. It's hard to see past your own nose.
It's all just SO hard. Like dragging your feet through muddy quicksand.
Everything is a mess. Your files. Your room. Your hair!
You're not doing everything properly. Let alone to the standard of excellence you pride yourself.
Let alone that big ass goal you've set that you were SO SURE. This. IS. The. YEAR!
One small step forward.
One phone call to connect with family
Schedule one dinner date unto the calendar
Set a timer for 5 minutes to research flights to that dream destination
Start a new document for that blog post
Create a bullet point list of all the main ideas for your new product offering.
Pick one colour. One paintbrush and put something down onto that scary white blank canvas.
Replace colour with an idea. Paintbrush with pen and put something down onto that scary white blank piece of paper.
You ARE doing an amazing job.
I'll see you on the other side
MAY YOU SEE PAST THE IMPOSSIBLE AND TRUST