Hello PO family!
How are you all doing? Long time, no see! I had to take an unexpected and long break from writing but I plan to be more regular from now on. Hopefully, we will continue meeting on most Sundays.
There was a lot going on in my life, hence the break. But I have to say, I think I am the most peaceful I have ever been now. Why? Because now I am at my own pace. I had to slow down and give myself a break and take things slowly, which is very unlike me. I have been in academia long enough to forget what ‘taking a break’ means. But sometimes things happen and you are forced to do it, which is my case (I wish I could do it without being forced but oh well). Right now, I work as much as I can and leave when I can’t (my job does not have strict hours, which is both a blessing and a curse). I rest whenever I feel the need to and I have not pushed myself for anything in a long while. Luckily, the situation happened at a time when I did not have deadlines, so it was easier to implement. But really, this is the life I want to have at some point in my life. Hopefully, before it is too late.
Deadlines will sure come up, not too far from now. I don’t know if I will be able to keep this state I am in now at that time as well, but we will see. For now, I am busy enjoying this new understanding of life and it is beautiful.
How is your life? Do you have time for yourself? Can you pull back and put everything in your own pace for a while? If you can, do you want to do that? What is your vision of your life?