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The other day I sent a text message to a friend in which I explained 'I know my limits, and I know what happens if I go beyond them.' I was referring to my deep need for alone time at that particular moment.
The reality is, I've been toeing the line of 'beyond' for about a month now. And now that I'm away and resting I feel like I've finally been given a vital U-Turn and with my back to the limits, I'm ready to be brought back to that healthy place of balance.
You know, when serving is your job, it's easy to wake up one morning and find yourself in the Land of Beyond without even knowing how you got there. I feel like I was doing well . . . then I blinked. I was no longer in my 'Kansas' . . . and Toto was nowhere to be found. And that overwhelming exhaustion took me to a place far beyond my capacity to 'just keep swimming.'
I've been spending a few days with dear friends who have spoiled me and given me a treasured rest. Their awesome Boy told me that I was his favorite part of the day. I feel like I'm starting to come back from beyond my limits.