The kids are safely back at school after a long March break and I am settled at my desk to tackle the day’s work.
I love what I do, I love being an entrepreneur. I just had a great holiday. I have a great family, house, lots of friends. Life is good right?!
Sometimes I just don’t feel so great.
There’s nothing really wrong….but nothing really feels that right either. It’s like a little dark cloud (ala PigPen) that just floats along on top of me for stretches at a time.
Maybe it’s the rain?
Maybe it’s the torn ligament in my knee?
Maybe it’s the post-vacation blues?
Maybe it’s yet another birthday looming?
Maybe it’s because, like last night, I just can’t seem to sleep anymore?
So, when these “grey” times hit, I try to head out on my bike and try to out run the cloud. And for the couple of hours i’m on the trails I will feel like all is well in the world again.
But then i’ll stop. And the cloud will catch back up.
And i’ll go home, and smile, and play with my kids, and I get through the day and wait for this to pass.
But luckily for me, it does pass, just as it has done from time to time over the years. It just takes some time and a little help from my inner circle. It takes good some conversations, some time on the trails, a lot of laughs, some chocolate almonds, and some wine. And all will be well again.
But until then, don’t let the smile fool you…..reach out to a friend today who you think might need a little support, even a little gesture goes a long way!