Picking up the Pieces
Sitting at a cafe this morning a student told me I was the inspiration for his photography project. He took a picture of me before an excursion the other morning while I was looking away. I look serious and pensive. His project is about the darker sides of people that we don't see.
I am tired. Today I hit a rock and had to come to my room to lie down.
The job is demanding but I've been tired for a while now. This year has been a challenge. To be plain and honest with you, I am going through a divorce, shortly after getting married, and the past six months have been a complete rollercoaster.
In December I was taking charge of my health and trying to rebalance my hormones and adrenal fatigue. Shortly after my life was completely turned upside down and my health got put aside. I have been focusing on enjoying my life as much as possible but have been through an emotional and physical war zone. I am taxed.
As much as I'm loving my time in Paris, the insane hours and nature of the job are a lot right now. My body is not agreeing with me in many ways. The good thing is that it has reminded me how much I need to get back to self care.
I have two more weeks. I am going to do my best. In the meantime I'm putting together some health goals to get me to where I know I want to be.
- Sleep as much as possible
- Manage hormones and adrenals with rest, regular meals balanced with protein and gentle exercise
- Add in strength training/yoga
- Limit stimulants
- Take time to finish book
- Start planning some creative projects online
- Look into funding for creative work
- Plan how to publicize guide book and finish editing
- Daily meditation
- Keep choosing love over fear
- Practice forgiveness
- Save money for India