My word for 2021 is shift. Like everyone I know, I’ve learned a lot, since this time last year. One of the biggest things I’ve learned is that change and uncertainty just are. Since I’m not in control of much more than which yoga pants, Zoom-appropriate top, and slippers I’ll wear each day, I needed to figure out how I could deal with all the change and uncertainty. That’s where shifting comes in.
For me, shifts involve acceptance and adjustment. I know I don’t have much control, but I have unlimited choices. I can shift.
Some of my recent shifts have been pretty significant. Some have been tiny. Some haven’t happened, yet. And I’m sure I’ll make a lot of shifts I can’t even imagine.
I’m taking Anne Lamott’s words to heart this month. I’m making a social media shift, by unplugging for the rest of September.
If we’re Facebook friends, and your birthday happens during my unplugged shift, trust that I’ll be celebrating your birth and life. And know that I’m so glad you were born!
See y’all in October. Keep shifting and be well.