Today is day four of recovery from my surgery. It was a planned procedure, and I chose this time of year intentionally. Summer in our nation's capital is H.O.T. And there is no better time than this stretch between late July and September to slow down...
The oppressive heat and humidity force residents and visitors alike to relax the pace at which they move. Breaks from school and a pause in the Congressional calendar align to enable families to flee the city for visits to relatives and vacations in more agreeable climates. Many of my clients have already left for various escapes, and our own family calendar is beautifully sparse in the weeks ahead.
While putting my feet up (literally) over the weekend I reveled in the rare luxury of sitting absolutely still. Rather than become frustrated by my lack of productivity, I allowed myself to breathe deeply and focus on healing. Each day I have felt my physical condition improve, and the pause has energized my mind and spirit. Inspired by this respite, I have decided to extend this break through the month of August.
Beginning August 1 the blog will go dark while I set aside time for a comprehensive reboot. In addition to personal reflection, I will devote time to evaluating this little venture to determine whether it still aligns with the original vision and meets the needs of its readers. On September 1 we will return with a new look and other changes necessary to keep our offerings authentic and fresh.
During this month, I encourage you - wherever you may be - to take a break. Sit still and listen to whether your body and spirit are asking for the chance to reflect, recharge, and reboot.