Friday, May 21, 2010
I'm really struggling with the whole concept of checking in with myself every few minutes. Checking to see how I'm feeling. It feels narcissistic and indulgent and I realize that I don't think I am worth it. I think this is normal back-sliding but I was kind of hoping for Epiphany=Instantly Whole Barb. What do you mean there's more work to all this? I don't have time for this!
Yesterday, I signed up for an on-line conference with Geneen Roth. I was absolutely AWASH with anxiety afterward. But also? Electrified at the thought of making real progress at regaining my joy. The conference begins Tuesday and will last for six weeks, an hour and a half every Tuesday night.
This morning, I was in a very depressed, tired mood despite the gorgeous weather and all I accomplished yesterday. So I came home and threw the ball for the dogs for 45 minutes. By the time they were too tired to bring it back, I was laughing out loud at how happy I'd made them. I remembered how great it felt to be right in that moment, to laugh with joy.
Oh yeah, it's definitely worth it, this journey.