Usually I don't make #ABC posts on a Saturday, but when I found out our town's "Zombie Walk" was today, I felt compelled to make quick stop here. It definitely inspired me.
I drew this "Zombie" art early last week. After drawing it, I thought about what it meant. It took me since last week to truly figure it out.
Have you ever had a time in your life where you felt "dead"? I know I have, so I imagine many others have too.
Here's what allowed me to spring back from feeling "dead": Time.
When I finally had the strength to break free from certain things in my life (people and jobs) earlier this year, I kind of felt dead at first. It's taken me six months to feel "alive" once again. I had some people question me for staying home quite often (they asked things like "don't you get bored?), but I was cool with their concern. I knew I needed the time to recover and took full advantage of it. I was not bored at all. I created. I felt. I healed. It was a necessary time period of adjustment for ME. I know my recovery is coming to an end because I am starting to feel ready to do more and more.
This six-month time frame for recovery is not the first for me. I stayed away from relationships for six months before meeting my husband. I was healing from broken relationship after broken relationship, so I took a time out from them. I dated from time to time, but didn't have any serious relationships. I took time for ME and it greatly paid off. When I met my husband, I felt rested and ready for the new adventure and was excited for it.
Taking time to heal is necessary. The next time you feel "dead", take the time to heal and recover. For me, six months does the trick, but I know everyone is different. Do what works for you. Happy healing!