“Now, more than ever, it is important to nurture my soul”
17 years ago today I lost friends, co-workers and a lover in a plane crash. I miss and love them all dearly.
So much has happened since that day.
In fact, so much has happened in just one year. A year ago, today, I worked my last shift, promptly had to recover from bronchitis and pneumonia, and two weeks later began a journey that would have me doing figure eights around this country.
Today, I find myself back where I started a year ago. I sit here contemplating my life story, attempting to write a book about my adventures while simultaneously moving forward in my life. It feels very surreal. And at times, overwhelming.
My emotions lately have been on overdrive. It can be exhausting. It’s also very therapeutic and healing. And I give myself the time and space to “feel”. I don’t hide from my feelings…. they are actually my super power!
Which is why now, more than ever, it is important to nurture my soul.
Nurturing my soul takes many forms. It is important for me to eat well, get enough rest, move my body, spend time meditating, and be creative. The important thing is to listen to my soul. To really listen. And to do what needs to be done. And sometimes that something is spending time on my yoga mat. Sometimes it’s making a delicious healthy meal. Sometimes it’s simply weeping and feeling. Sometimes it’s getting up and dancing. Sometimes it’s volunteering. Sometimes it’s running. Sometimes….it’s always changing. Just like life.
Life is amazing and a blessing. But sometimes life is hard, confusing and quite shitty. It’s important to nurture your soul. It brings you back to center. It helps you to cope. It helps you to keep moving forward by simply being present in the now. This is especially helpful when your mind is stuck in the past or anxious about the future. Or both at the same time…ugh.
When nurturing your soul, remember to be kind to yourself. You deserve to be cared for, loved and happy. We all do.
It’s up to us to be the change in this world we want to see. Well, I want a world where nurturing our souls is the normal. So that’s what I’m doing. It’s not always pretty, especially when snot is running down my face on to my yoga mat. But I’m here, nurturing my soul. And I am grateful for this time and space.
Love and hugs, Adventure Mel