Define “normal”

I’ve lost count of the number of articles I’ve read over the past few weeks about navigating our current collective project of re-opening the world. 

At first, when writing the sentence above, I tried using a number of different adverbs to describe what this re-opening is like, but none of them fit. This process is different for everyone.

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Reality check

One day last week, I promised myself that at the end of a very long workday, I would roll out my yoga mat and practice online with one of my favorite teachers from afar. 

The class started at 6pm. At 6:12pm, I was still writing emails. Did I mention the thing about the workday? Yeah, a doozy. 

I know that any practice is better than no practice, though, so I persisted in my goal to make it happen.

This month, I’m filling in for a colleague in my “day job”, and basically doing two full-time jobs with one body, one brain, and only 24 hours in a day. If you’re thinking that the math doesn’t add up, you’d be correct. Math has never been my forté, though. 

Because the class was online and therefore there’s no such thing as “late,” I logged off of email and onto the mat, and spent the remaining 48 minutes (math!! Seeee, self-doubt is a liar…) of class in somewhat this fashion:

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Dream on

Taking a moment to step into a space I don’t speak directly about as much here, but one in which I happen to have a lot of expertise. It’s a strange year, period. It’s an even more strange one if part of your plan was to head to graduate school right about now, ish. You don’t have to bail on those dreams, just because things aren’t how you expected them to be right now. If you stay connected to your personal truth, and your vision for the impact you want to make in the world, then the tools you need to get there will be made available to you. Maybe they’re the tools you’re hoping for; maybe not. As with all things, you need to ask first, to find out.

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