Updated: Feb 26, 2019
Two months later and I still am not sure what to say since the last time I posted. I have been trying to think of something more original to share, advice wise about that lull time in our lives. But honestly, I have nothing new and I am even tired of reading the same things that everyone posts when things get hard or how faithful God is to bring us out of rough waters (however true that may be).
You know, the advice that says even though things are hard, they’ll get better and be worth the wait/pain/exhaustion/worry we feel. That “advice” inspired me to write Mountain Moving back in August of last year. But I have found nothing else that has made me feel motivated to “be better” or wanting to wait until the “good” comes around. Some might argue that that’s just the nature of our generation, to have whatever is wrong to fixed immediately. But I don’t think it’s impatience. I can’t quite put my finger on what it is that I - or we - are missing here.
When life starts to slow down, especially for longer periods of time, we begin to develop FOMO (fear of missing out) or at least I do because our society seems to be going and doing all the time. And we have all this information right in our hands while on social media that is impossible to digest it all properly. We lose our sense of reality. Humans weren’t designed to soak in so much information during a small time frame, but that’s what we’ve become accustomed to. Not everybody is going and doing and snapping and posting all day everyday.
Taylor Tippett, writer and flight attendant, posted about this not too long ago on instagram. She's so authentic in what she says about this topic of “limbo” as a place of feeling stuck and forced to wait. (Maybe like when you’re waiting for your mountain to move itself or trying to decide if you should just climb it and hope the weather doesn’t crap out on you.) Tippett goes on to write that we learn when things slow down and that it’s ok if things are slow.
Sometimes, I think the best thing we can do during this time of limbo is shake ourselves out. Exercise the parts of ourselves that we don’t typically use. Paint, read, jam out, cook, organize, relax, pray, run. Call a friend and leave your house. Don’t scroll. I’m not saying these things will speed your life back up or even cure your limbo days; but, I am saying this is a start.
Hopefully, I’ll be back with more on this topic and solid advice. Please let me know your thoughts!