Pre-covid I had a daily commute where I would drop my kids off at school, go north on Beach Drive for a bit, and then drive up Broad Branch Road on my way to my first or second class of the day, depending on the day.
I loved that space in my day. Reverse traffic, driving through the park on the daily. I loved watching and noticing the world…seeing the changes of the seasons on a daily basis…noticing the little differences in the world around me as I drove through the park every day.
Some days I would have a 10 or 12 minute window where I could drink my coffee while sitting on a rock next to the running water…a short, brief, and lovely space in an oftentimes otherwise hectic work day.
But my favorite thing about that commute was every year around fall, when the leaves started to drop from the trees, a little waterfall appeared on Broad Branch, and stayed until spring growth hid it from the world again until the next fall.
During Covid I didn’t have that daily commute. Now, truth be told, I love my work week so much more now than I did pre-Covid…I adore this business I was able to build, and my life feels so much more sustainable in the long run then it did pre-Covid…but even when recognizing the benefits of my life now versus then, there are still aspects of my old life that I miss.
These days I’m back to that commute…but instead of it being every day, I drive it once every other week. Of late, every time I pass that little waterfall I smile, knowing in a few weeks it will be hidden by the bright, luscious green of spring, waiting to reappear again in the fall.
My dear friends, we can hold both the benefits and drawbacks of changing situations in our lives in both hands…we can see them and recognize them both as truth.
I hope, this week, you can see the validity of holding multiple truths simultaneously.
Have an amazing week, my friends.
Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!