“Life is brutal. But it’s also beautiful. Brutiful, I call it. Life’s brutal and beautiful are woven together so tightly that they can’t be separated. Reject the brutal, reject the beauty. So now I embrace both, and I live well and hard and real.” Glennon Doyle, Momastery.com
Life has not been so slow and simple lately. With a surprise wedding, saying goodbye to my very best friend Kiley, planning a babymoon/honeymoon and preparing for little one (ten weeks to go) – you could say that these past few weeks and months have been the opposite of slow, simple or minimal.
Life will always have ebbs and flows. There will be times when we need to tilt our time and energy toward important things as we tilt away from something else to make room for it. I have been tilting toward all of these huge life events these past few months, both the beautiful and the heartbreaking. To make all of this happen I have accidentally tilted away from self-care.
Yes, in general I’m healthy and happy and getting sleep for myself and for baby but I’ve not been caring for myself and my body the best way I know how.
In times like this (busy, sad, happy, beautiful, heartwarming, heartbreaking) I like to reset. I need to reset.