I am back for Season 2 of Unpacking Perspectives on Wednesday August 24th!
In Season 2 Episode 1, I reflect on the things I talked about in my final episode of Season 1 and what has gone on in my life since I recorded and released that episode. I touch on the relatableness of not being productive during the summer and why I took some much needed time off. Many of you already know, this summer, I made the decision to take a step back from the podcast to recharge, reevaluate and honestly, to just be as present in my life as possible. Life can get so busy with all the things…I was starting to get really overwhelmed. Even now, it’s August and as a new school year is upon us, I’m thinking back over the last few months and there is a part of me that is kind of wondering where the time has gone. I did not reorganize my entire life as I had planned to do.
I focus a lot on the importance of balance and structure in our daily lives. Part of the reason why the summer is sometimes used as an unproductive space, where the things you planned to organize don't always happen, is because summer is somewhat unstructured. Finding daily rituals or routines is something I really try to emphasize in this first episode.
The first episode discusses my experience of being a mom and watching my son continue to grow into a young adult. Much of my ‘stuff’ is related to my son, and part of the reason I haven’t been able to get to ‘clearing out stuff’, is because I have probably spent half of my ‘free’ time trying to help him live his best life this summer, and the other half completely burning useless energy and feeling completely overwhelmed by the sudden changes he has undergone this past year as he approaches 13 years old.
Come join me as I unpack this past summer and listen to the full episode streaming this Wednesday on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.