letter 28: surrender, then surrender again, and again...
it’s been a minute. how’s your heart? how have you been?
well, on my front I had to take a bit of a break from everything as I recovered from having to abruptly move out of my apartment after it was broken into about a month ago. I lost my computer, my wallet, my jewelry, and honestly…it made me lose my mind a bit. i’d be lying if I said I haven’t been dissociating from life since then. I finished all 5 seasons of The Wire, have spent countless hours scrolling away on TikTok, and kinda just existing.
this isn’t at all to say I haven’t been staying on course in some regard-i’ve been working out consistently, completed the first draft of my 60 page marketing proposal, and finally released a new episode of my podcast Chats with Cat last Wednesday. i’m proud of myself for not completely falling off the bandwagon, but before all of this happened I was really in a groove. I hadn’t felt that focused in a while, so to be shaken up so suddenly made me feel…sad. but also because of hard it was to get to such a solid point mentally it felt like so much progress and momentum was lost. but, at the end of the day…
maybe this all happened so that I could deeply understand that what is in my control is not much at all, but what I can still hold onto is my sanity, and ultimately my belief in self. regardless of outward appearances or the new variables I didn’t think i’d have to consider, it can’t take me off of my course.
in other words, its all about resilience. all of it makes me stronger and wiser.
such is life, right?
wishing you wellness,
Cat, a gal tryin’ her best
my latest podcast episode featuring best-selling author, motivational speaker, and life coach, Kute Blackson. it’s a deep dive into what it’s like to actually surrender to life, circumventing egoic limitations, trusting that there’s more to your journey than you can account for right now, and so much more!
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a reminder that small gestures really mean a lot and we should lean into them more often
a full body low-impact pilates class that I enjoyed (free)
a case to show love to the planet by diverting from car trips and going on hot girl walks instead
an essay exposing the reality that…the formation of the nuclear family was a mistake
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