Since today is a Monday, I thought about writing a short post from the Monday Moving Forward series. You know, something simple, an easy life hack to help you start the week on a more optimistic note, get unstuck and unglue yourself from the post weekend depression.
But as I started to think about it, I realized I’m not in that space. At all. On the contrary, I’m in the middle of a chaotic and unpredictable string of events. I will spare you the details, but what should have been my birthday holiday turned into a massive detour. Instead of Madeira, I’m in Bucharest. Instead of hiking on the beautiful mountains facing the ocean, I’m facing bureaucracy, negotiations and stress. Instead of good food and friends, I’m dealing with paperwork and Covid-related restrictions. Instead of enjoying at least the freedom to move around, I’m in a “show your papers” kind of country.
So, not a very good place to write about Monday Moving Forward, right?
As I was slowly coming to terms with it, I also realized that in the middle of this whirlwind, the only decent reaction is to let it all be. Just let it be.
Yes, it’s frustrating. Yes, being forced to live in a “show your papers” kind of country sucks. Yes, it hurts to see people you once loved going down the rabbit hole of medical apartheid, in the name of “science”. It hurts to see your plans upside down, it hurts to not be able to relax although you had a crazy year, it hurts to not know how tomorrow will unfold.
But that’s just the way it is. Fighting it won’t make it disappear. You can’t resist karma, all you can do is just observe it and try not to add on top of it.
So, I’m letting it all be. Que sera, sera.
Sometimes, letting it all be is the best Monday Moving Forward approach.