"There is Nothing Constant in the Universe. All Ebb and Flow, And Every Shape That's Born, Bears in its Womb the Seeds of Change." Ovid.
This morning, I am up again. This time at 5:00 a.m., feeling refreshed, having gotten a full night's sleep (which for me is at least 5 hours). I was going to wait until next Monday, but I was sitting here working and thinking when the thought popped into my head and, I don't want to wait to share it.
Last week Thursday, I landed a new client. She's the one whose manuscript I'm currently working on. Before her, I had just completed work for another client. This new client and I were still ironing out the terms while I was wrapping up on my previous client's work. Before the previous client, I was ironing out terms with that client and two other clients. This has all happened within the last 2-3 months. Before then, there were other email inquiries, but nothing that became a deal. And before then, there were long periods of deafening silence.
Why do we do this to ourselves? That's what I want to know. Why are we so thankful and happy and assured of our life's choices ONLY when things are going well? Why do we forget that the flow of life is never constant and that no situation is ever permanent? Why do we love the flow but hate the ebb when we know that this is how life operates? Without the ebb and flow of life, there is no growth, no progress, no change. And without progress, growth, and change, then we are just there. I know it's because the ebb of life is uncomfortable and uncertain and sometimes painful, and humans don't like any of that even though we need it in order to move ahead. I don't pretend to know all of the answers to these questions; but one thing I do know is that no matter how rocky things get, they always, always, straighten out in the end. I'm so glad to finally be experiencing a "flow" again. I know that the ebb is coming. Maybe knowing this and being aware will help keep me grounded when it does come. How do you deal with life's challenges? Please do share, I'd love to hear from you.