The Outdoor Shower
It seems like every where you look these days its doom & gloom….
… foreclosures, jobless reports, retail sales down, property values decline, bailouts, unemployment rates, divorce, plant closures, tax increases, politics, crime rates…..
Feel yourself getting consumed? Over whelmed with bad news & forecasts?
STOP for minute.
It’s far to easy to let all the bad news get to you & this will only show during that important interview. Or it will come out in your job performance or worse yet your personal life.
Sometimes it helps to go back to your roots. Something that grounds you, gets you out of the bad news rut. This takes me back to the VERY old farmhouse where I grew up. A farmhouse with the shower outside. Rain or shine.
As primitive this shower is, there is nothing more liberating & refreshing than warm water hitting the chill of your skin under the moonlight. It takes you back to a simpler time.
Reaching for shampoo, you pray that thing you just brushed off the bottle was just a leaf….. you may have seen a huge garden spider earlier in the day.
My point is simple; if YOU let stress rule your life it will control YOUR situation.
It’s up to YOU to get it back.
I realize that things might not be going your way. It’s really bad for a lot of people right now, but what YOU can do today will ultimately dictate a good outcome. You might not be able to make that perfect job materialize but you can control your attitude & action plan.
Go to YOUR outdoor shower.
What YOU can do is take a step back, clear your head & regain your professional and/or personal footing.
Sometimes this means taking a “job” that’s not your “career”. It pays those monthly bills so that you can take a financial breath while you continue your “career” hunt. Or maybe it’s taking a trip back to mom & dad’s house for an emotional break & some good home cooking.
OR It’s a great time to have coffee with that old friend you haven’t had time for in years. That old friend takes you back to a simpler time & place which helps you regroup with a little inflection.
Maybe YOUR outdoor shower is an art class that you’ve been too busy to take. Art can be an excellent form of expression & it may just provide you with that sense of accomplishment you need right now in your life. OR you could find a new career path develop out of a hobby.
I’m thankful my mother finally put a door up.
What does your outdoor shower look like?