I’ve learned over the years that when my calendar looks suspiciously empty, something is up.
The smartest thing I’ve done in awhile was to not try to fill the space myself. Allow the emptiness.
Let the time fill itself up as it needs to.
This time gap, it turned out, filled itself with the need to create space to be with family.
I’m fortunate to be surrounded by people that I care enough about to miss when they are gone.
I’m fortunate to be surrounded by people that I want to be with as we grieve together.
I’m fortunate to have clients who understand and are willing to provide me with some space as I sit with family and friends as the generations transition.
In all of the noise and the quest to be busy and productive – creating space for things to happen may be the most important thing we do.
The quickest way to create space is to not fill up the new found time.
Allow for serendipity. Allow things to just happen.
Sit for a bit. Enjoy that bit of quiet.
Ultimately, the stuff that needs to get done will get done when it needs to get done.
This past month was a good reminder.
The relationships I have and build are infinitely more important than any deadline or to-do list.