There are times in life when activities that were exciting, are now a repeated task on the to-do list.
I don’t mean dental, exercising, or housework. Not all activities are joyful. I mean those which are supposed to be joyful.
One of the insights from a recent retreat, is that my desire to be optimal (and helpful) has made me forget about joy.
I don’t know my favourite food, music and what’s fun.
I started publishing weekly because of Seth Godin. It was joyful to share. But now, I publish to keep up with the momentum.
Maybe Seth finds joy in teaching and writing. Perhaps, not for me right now.
The reason for writing was for me to learn, to share, and most importantly, to feel joyful.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not unbearable. It’s simply not joyful now.
Perhaps, like Seth, who announces this book will be the “last book”, then another one comes along. He knows that the next book will be an act of contribution and joy, not because he needs to write another book.
So, this blog and newsletter will be on pause. I’m going on a sabbatical.
And if you see a new article here, know that it’ll be an act of joy.