Day Two or The Quiet Morning After

Have you ever had one of those wild nights when you made a sweeping declaration that you’re sure will change your destiny?

Or maybe those life-changing moments that you know forever shifted you outwardly and inwardly?

Often, these pivotal moments are followed by a still morning, with a deafening silence in its wake.

After the adrenaline has gone down and the dust has settled comes the quiet flutter of…everyday life.

What now?

Where do you go from here?

Remember that How I Met Your Mother episode when Marshall finally decided to pull himself together after Lily broke off their engagement?

After being miserable, he finally stood his ground and decided to put back the pieces of his life.

But the morning that followed this decision didn’t really see him living his dream.

Like everyone of us outside an American TV hit series, it just consisted of putting one foot after another and doing what needs to be done even if sometimes you have to do it with gritted teeth.

Then one day Marshall whipped up some pancakes for breakfast and his friends knew, he’s finally crossed the threshold of misery into the glorious ordinariness of daily life.

Sometimes we get so caught up with chasing big dreams that we take for granted how many people struggle to just have an ordinary day. One that’s free of gut-wrenching pain and mind-reeling anxiety.

Yesterday, I made an almost sweeping declaration to clear up some space and time in the everyday rubble and noise that is my life.

And instead of making pancakes, I just set aside some time to let my thoughts run free – from worry, from being chased by deadlines, from being numbed by TV, and from being cluttered by social media.

And you know what, it’s just as fulfilling as a hearty breakfast.



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