Today, I'm counting my blessings.
My life has become so stretched at the seams with creativity and opportunity, that I've reached an ominous fork in the road. One that's been demanding a decision out of me for a while now.
What are you going to choose, Bliss?
This - for me - is a question that I can easily meet with apprehension; with swelling scarcity (because to choose, means to miss out on something, right?).
Not today. Today, I choose to perceive the light that comes with (temporarily) letting go.
A quick little file of gratitude:
I have a fully booked coaching schedule.
I prolifically offer free content by way of blog posts, newsletters and book excerpts.
I manage a mini-team.
I hold space for several online communities.
I am writing, launching and marketing my book.
I'm doing the best I can to grow my business without getting distracted by the bells and whistles.
I am a devout wife, friend, yogi - always on the hunt for ways in which I can deepen in these areas.
My tank's nearly empty, beautiful people, and so I've decided to intentionally and lovingly step away from the blog for a few months.
I don't want to justify this decision, because I'm sure you understand why (and I don't want to blow smoke up my own ass - let's be honest - you may not even care. Haha!), but here are the cliff notes of my decision:
1. Brain bandwidth
My head's been hurting; pinching; throbbing with a dull ache. I take full responsibility for that, because I've filled the thing up until it's chockers. There's too bloody much in there, a sensation I'm sure you're familiar with and that you've experienced before: low grade overwhelm, which is always (always) an invitation for us to re-prioritise our passions, projects, and to funnel our creative capacity more specifically.
2. For the love of longevity.
I know how to protect my energy field. I know how to protect my business and my vision and what's sacred to me - but I haven't been dong that. I've 'forgotten' for the last little while and I'm really starting to sense how easily abandoning those practices can tip me off centre.
Launching a soul project requires presence and care. I want to bring these projects into the world with vibrancy. As I tell my clients often: creating, or launching, or job hunting, or 'loving' (or whatever) from a place of stress is useless. Feeling good is the priority, and then everything else unfolds much more gracefully. Yes to grace, thanks very much.
And I'm about to buckle myself in for this wild ride.
4. The body wins.
I just want you to know that very, very human fears have surfaced during the process of deciding a blog break was in my best interest. Fears of scarcity, of losing momentum, of losing readers, of people losing interest in my book. My ego mind has put me through all those scenarios countless times, and I've landed at the realisation that it's all an illusion. It's all smoke and mirrors. The truth in this moment is simple: I am tired, and it is time to re-fuel. Full stop.
And it feels good to land there peacefully, with acceptance and spaciousness.
What you can expect
I'm still going to be sending out a weekly newsletter (you can sign up for that one underneath this post).
At this stage, my plan is to rise from the ashes with the launch of book. The next time you see me here, we'll be lifting off, which is something to very much look forward to.
To honouring the ongoing practices of self-care and self-respect, may you immerse when you need to, pull back when you need to, get quiet when you need to, I'll close with this awesome quote from George MacDonald:
It is our best work that God wants, not the dregs of our exhaustion. I think he must prefer quality over quantity.
All love and bliss,