Daily Quotes Ending – What’s Next?!
“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”
~ Seneca the Younger.
When I began sending these daily wellbeing messages over a year ago, the world was in a scary, precarious place. We knew a terrible storm was coming, but had no idea how bad it would be or how to protect ourselves and our loved ones.
My goal was to find a way to connect and support each other as we were plunged into a world of universal uncertainty and isolation.
Much has changed since then – both uplifting and disturbing. The development, production and distribution of vaccines – an operational masterpiece! – has allowed us to emerge and re-engage in the simplest of activities that had ground to a halt.
But many have died, many are still ill, many have suffered economic collapse – and the toll has been unequal.
Throughout this pandemic, societal injustices that have long existed were thrust into our awareness. Many were beginning to see them for the first time, many were wondering: ‘what took you so long?,’ and many still deny, or worse, justify them. It is painfully clear how divided our country is.
In many ways, the world is in a much better place, and in others, there are deep problems to solve and challenging wounds to heal.
All this is to say I’ve decided to wrap up these daily messages. I hope they’ve offered the wellbeing and support I’d intended. I certainly found meaning in seeking what to send. I learned from these quotes, I found new writers and thinkers, and I came to better understandings of what I believe, what’s important to me, and what self-talk keeps me going when I’m ready to give up, or scream, or stay in bed.
As we re-emerge, I’m realizing I want to devote my energies in new directions. On a personal note, I am trying to find a role to play in the societal divisions and injustices that exist. On a professional note, I have many ideas on career exploration and angst and obstacles and ways to overcome them that I want to write about and share.
Today I wrap up the wellbeing messages. Next week, I’ll send you another career musing. (Last month I sent “A is for Anxiety.” Next week I’ll send “B is for Backwards.”) And the rest is still unfolding!
Thank you for sharing this space with me over the past 14 months, for reading these, and sharing their impact on you.
May our healing and evolution continue, and may you find meaning and contentment in your days –