Pause and Rest

I walked out on the front porch with coffee in hand. It was early morning, but the temperature was already warm. August in Texas.

My daughter gauges my well-being by the amount of glitter on the porch. This morning, you could tell it has not been maintained and every potted plant was struggling. I sat down with my coffee and gazed at the yard, knowing what it needs.

It needed a good drenching.

I’ve been working a lot. Having three part-time jobs is taking it’s toll on my body, mind and spirit. My work load has intensified and some days I work two jobs on the same day. On Thursday, I worked all three. Bossman at the Pizza place said, “Everybody wants a piece of Barb.”

The key is to not run out of pieces.

I walked over and grabbed the hose.

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What you just read has been sitting in drafts since last week. That’s as far as I got with it, but this morning, I was right back at the same spot.

Sitting on the porch with coffee. Looking at the little bit of glitter scattered across the porch and covered by debris. The yard was coughing at me from lack of water. My daughter didn’t have to ask how I was doing this morning. She took one look at me and said, “You’re tired.”

But the great thing about this is….awareness. There was a time in my life that I would have just pushed through, but not today. You work at a slower pace. I turned the phone off for 30 minutes to allow myself a moment to catch up.

Awareness and knowing when to pause.

I stopped typing this post last week and left it in drafts, but knew I’d come back to it. I don’t have to quit. I’m just practicing pause and rest.



  1. Pause and rest. Good approach and philosophy. I do find that watering a garden is for me a meditative activity and I really enjoy the process of giving nourishment and also of noticing all the changes from day to day that one only really notices while watering.


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    1. Letitgocoach says:

      Thank you Peta. Oh yes. There are a lot of clues about life when we just take time to notice. Our environment often times reflects our well-being. Thanks for stopping by!


  2. Des says:

    Sometimes work gets in the way of taking care of yourself. It’s often difficult to find time; sometimes I tell myself I have to “make time”. Glad you picked up and finished your draft and hope you catch a breather soon!

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    1. Letitgocoach says:

      Thank you Des! Yes…I’ve been grasping moments of time. 🙂

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  3. This Texas heat makes everything more difficult, I think…

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  4. cupcakecache says:

    I understand. I am handling 3 part time jobs also and they all begin in the next week or so.

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    1. Letitgocoach says:

      Take care of yourself lovely. There is only one you. ❤

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      1. cupcakecache says:

        Well, I believe I can handle it as one is online. Take care of yourself also. The prep work leading up to acceptance and beginning is stressful: fingerprinting, training, etc.

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      2. Letitgocoach says:

        Deep breath in. Heavy on the exhalation. ❤

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