We are clinging to calm, and yearning for freedoms locked down. We’re intrigued by the reality of adapting to a new distant working world, yet perilously breaking apart at the seams at a way too uncertain future.
It’s hard, and its different…this cultural upheaval now known under the trendy phrase “new normal“. It’s stressful; and it leaves nothing but anxiousness in its wake – which is why I’m trying to revel in the mundane.
Don’t get me wrong: I crave travel (whether local or international) like the smokers of South Africa are shouting out for their next fix. I need to know there will be another trip away from my creature comforts soon – as much as I like them, I’m due a soul-replenishing luxe vacation away.
Right now, I’m weathering the storm – sometimes with something as simple as doing laundry, pouring a drink, caring for my skin, or activating the senses with the vanillin scent wafting out from my rustling book collection.
For this weekend: I need easy peace.
…the methodical folding of fresh linen
…the process of pressing and starching
…waiting – for the next laundry load, and the next shirt fold.
On weekends, I sometimes curl up by my window (whether it be rain or sunshine) and crack open the pages of new adventures, while I wait for the next cycle. And while paging through new worlds this last week, I discovered the virtues of Soy Milk and cinnamon too – such easy bliss!
So, what mundane task are you looking forward to?