noun: becoming; plural noun: becomings
the process of coming to be something or of passing into a state.
I love this word. The words beginning with re are needed but a word that encompasses growth, forward thinking, transformation, and transition is paramount at this point. Nothing will get better if all we try to do is go back to how it was, cause how it was was broken.
I would like to move through re. In order for things to evolve I/we need to become who we are truly meant to be. To grow through the uncomfortableness, uncertainty and anxiety of the unknown. This pandemic has taught me many things and the biggest lesson is that it has forever altered my perception of what matters. What really matters.
What is your core? When everyone, and everything has been stripped away who or what is it that you reach out to?
I found my core. I found my base.
I found it by having in 15 minutes my strength dissolve like sugar in water. I went from feeling strong and in control to a vulnerable heap laying on jackets wondering what just happened?
My vision closed in like driving into a tunnel, my hearing started to fade. I felt hot and could not take a deep breath. Left side of my face and left arm went numb.
Thankfully I was surrounded by a team of First Responders.
The care, compassion, and concern that these people showed and gave was incredible. They ensured that I was safe, supported and kept me laughing through a very scary situation.
The ambulance arrived and did an assessment and I was asked what would you like to do. I decided to go get checked over at the hospital. I knew Amy would have all the support she needed as the team/friends were there for her and I. Better to go then when everything was in place then in the middle of the night.
We are so fortunate to have the resources we do. We are so fortunate to live in and near communities that work will together and share resources.
They say there is no I in team. There is an I in community and that is where I belong. To belong in a community is to be involved, to include and invite others, to inspire, bring innovation, and insight for positive change. We need a global community.
It can be so easy to stay the same. To resist change to fight the unknown and to balk at anything deemed different. We are seeing where that is going.
It is not easy to change. To get up off the ground and go forward. One step at a time. You are not alone in this. COVID-19 has knocked everyone on their ass. Add to that floods, slides, illness, anxiety, debt, fire, and self isolation. Nope not an easy time right now.
Atypical migraine. Oh good cause nothing this year is typical is it? I got asked will this be normal for you know? How will this affect you?
Umm don’t know cause it was atypical!? What it has done is put what matters most to the center. It means self care and ensuring matters are always taken care of. It means make sure I always have a phone charger with me!
This has been an atypical year. If it was typical then we would never have the opportunity to discover our strengths and our weaknesses. We have been given an opportunity to make a difference for others and ourselves. Look at those who are outstanding right now. Those who are leading the way. Those planning for not only tomorrow but years down the road. Multifocal view. Those who see a problem then find and seek solutions.
Now is the time to shine a light and not cast a shadow. Darkness steals hope, light brings life.
Tired? Me too, but everyday I plan to get up and carry on towards a brighter tomorrow.
I would like to personally thank all the first Responders who assisted me Tuesday evening. I would like to thank friends, family and the team I am honoured to work with and for.
Yes, I will.
(Already a book by Michelle Obama).
Take care of you.