It’s nice to know that at 5:30 in July you can wake up to light. That’s good, right? It’s a bit gray but cars are speeding by and the news is cranking. Yes, I want to be sleeping but my eyes are burning and my head is filled with ideas shooting back and forth.
So it’s Sunday morning and I am not anxious about Monday, in fact I’m feeling quite peaceful about our SI. It would be good if I could just leave well enough alone, but I am obsessed with the why. Why am I so relaxed and just present?
Yes, I took off a few summers to do other things, deal with the loss of my mom last summer, attend a wedding in Israel. At this very day I was on my way home from Maya’s wedding after a very exhausting two weeks. It was good I had the time to breathe.
So after two years away, I returned with a leadership team and a new cohort and a good friend to co-facilitate the Institute. The team had been at it without me and I wondered how we would come together. Christine would be new to the leadership experience and I wondered how all the pieces would fit together, fit with me.
You know, it all fits and I am present. We had a great end to our first week. Lots of structured writing time, a lovely pot luck lunch, some shared planning for our second week and I ride home back to Tuvia for a long weekend to chill.
Back to the gym, back to my guitar, back to a movie, back to the grill and yes, I am excited that tomorrow morning I’ll be back on the Thruway at 6:45 am racing back to SUNY, hoping that I continue to feel relaxed.