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Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning." - Gloria Steinem

I have been in a funk lately. I think it's a combo of me getting sick right in the smack dab middle of graduating(and still bouncing back in some ways) and also the void I feel from being done with something I so intently focused my life on for the last year.

I am so happy to be done, yes, but I knew I would feel a loss from the experience being complete. I am having a hard time honestly. New projects are under way but I'm not as dedicated as I'd like to be yet. I'm trying to take advantage of having more free time and relax but it is harder than I realized it would be. I'm at a turning point, waiting to get off this page and on to the next...

How does one truly refocus and re-purpose their direction when one chapter closes? We all hear the messages to feel inspired; we're told to be aware of doors closing and opening constantly and one of my favorite movies offers a really great quote that I'm constantly referring to:
Beginnings are usually scary, endings are usually sad, but it's the middle that counts the most." -Hope Floats

How true this rings right now. It's just the initial hurdle of transition that I'm facing. I am constantly dreaming and scheming a next great adventure. I feel so ready to launch tons but also I feel overwhelmed on where to start at times. My ambition is at a high level but fatigue is also present. It's tricky right now being ready to jump but stumbling to make the move.

I will get moving, but I just wanted to put this our there for anyone who may need to be reminded that dreaming is in fact a form of planning. And breaks are needed for recharging. We all get where we're going and the pace at which we do it is not always a race. As my forever icon Carrie Bradshaw once stated, it's time to "breathe and reboot."


Til we meet again,
M

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