Clocking In

Hey Fam,

How’s everything going? I pray that all is well and welcome to Friday! I feel like this week went by in warp speed…

I know why I feel like that though… I haven’t been doing anything productive! Around President’s day I decided to mentally check out. So for about the last week and a half to two weeks I’ve been in LA LA Land. Only coming out of the self imposed exile to spent time with God, my writer’s group and with you all (when I blog). Now, there’s nothing wrong with that… except that I used this time to excessively binge on television. I clocked out, and if it wasn’t for my outfield (friends, if you missed last week’s blog) then I’m not sure I would have even blogged… but there’s something about getting more that one text asking if I posted yet that made me sit up and get my head out the clouds…

So today I decided to clock back in (not sure if I actually made that choice or if I was just finished with the series, but we’ll pretend that it was my idea lol) and you know what I noticed? That I was literally the only one that hadn’t moved… it was kind of a bummer, but again, it was my choice to clock out in the first place and I can’t expect everyone to clock out with me…

Clocking in was interesting though, answering emails, finishing checklists I had previously compiled and beginning project ideas that came up during my vacation. It kind of made it worth it. Spending so much time doing mindless activity actually forced my mind to process a lot of information and solve many unwritten equations… it’s kind of like when you’re updating a program on the computer or an app is automatically updating on your phone, you can use the phone or cpu to do what you need but something is changing in the background.

Though I initially felt annoyed at myself for not clocking in sooner, anther part of me knew that I needed to clock out, I needed to update, I needed to simply stare out at the water… but how much faster could I have reached the same conclusions if I would have just been still, prayed more, meditated, not been restless? I don’t know… but this was definitely a learning experience.

My advice though if you’re thinking of clocking out mentally… short vacays… a week is waaaayyyy too much time! That being said, know what you need, what you can handle, and when you need to rest. Anyway, I pray that you all have a fantastic Friday and an even lovelier weekend. I love you all and I leave you with this…

Matthew 11:28‭-‬30 NLT
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

Thanks again, God bless and One love.
-Quellz (komplex simplicity)


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