Things in Erin’s Head 

 

Live and in person, it’s WEDNESDAY NIGHT!

It is also my birthday eve and I’m coming to you from the comfort of my couch, G&T in hand, stone crab claws in my belly, #NotMyCat at my side, and I’m feeling… at ease. Perhaps for the first time this year.

Ease with knowing I have done all I can do today. 

Ease with knowing I have done my best this year so far.

Ease with knowing I will do my best tomorrow – but that in order to do my best, I have to allow myself to rest.

I’m allowing for ease in my creations. I’m learning to trust that inspiration will come at exactly the right moment (which isn’t always the moment I WANT it, but it comes, nonetheless). 

It doesn’t mean my mind isn’t busy. It doesn’t mean I’m so chill that I haven’t had possibly 15 meltdowns so far this year. It doesn’t mean things don’t sometimes feel HARD. I’m not looking for EASY.

I’m looking for ME to stop making things hard on purpose. You know what I’m talking about, don’t you? 

I’m embracing this year’s theme of ease by stopping and pausing before taking action and wondering, “Does this feel easy?” or “Does this feel awful?” And if things are making me grouchy and crunchy and cranky, I’m *trying* to stop and ask, “What would make this easier?” 

Maybe it’s identifying how I’m feeling and asking for help. 

Maybe it’s taking a walk to move through the stagnant energy. 

Maybe it’s pausing to create art (or to sleep). 

This theme of ease has led me to begin creating more tools to support even more Caregivers, in an all new way. In an empowering way. And I can’t wait to share it with you.

I’m curious! Do you have a word of the year? A theme? Has it inspired you to take different approaches in life? I’d love to hear about it.

Because it’s all about love…

If you aren’t already a member, I invite you to join my Taking the Pause group in Facebook
where I’ll be talking more about embracing ease and the tools of the Empowered Caregiver.