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Sticking to Your Rock
Coping in low-tide times
Hi, Kelly Eden here from Medium.
I’m feeling very grateful that it’s warm here today. We’ve had a week in lock-down now in New Zealand—like many of you probably are—so it’s been nice to get outside for bike rides and walks in the sunshine. It was just what I needed.
I’ve noticed some people are coping pretty well with all this—doing huge projects around the house, getting fit, writing novels.
It’s great to see that, but I don’t think it’s necessarily what we all need to be doing.
I read an article this week where a writer described life as tidal. I loved that analogy. There are certainly many highs and lows in life. That’s why I don’t think we all need to be doing a huge project right now.
Some of us are more effected by the low-tide time we currently find ourselves in. If you’re one of those people, know that’s its okay to rest: to just stick to your rock.
You can do your big project when the tide rises again.
I’ve been writing quite a bit about this lately:
If you’re feeling low at the moment you might want to read
This one is a personal story about my year on bed rest and what the view out my window taught me.
And the last one is about leaving my family home after divorce and finding a surprising refuge.
Hope you enjoy them. I love it when you comment to let me know your thoughts too!