I’m a hustler. I get up before the crack of dawn. I can run with the best of them. Give me a goal and I’ll blow it out of the water.
But give me my son, asking me to help him with a creative school project. Give me a Friday night movie with my fam on the couch. Give me ball games, a Saturday in the muddy creek with the boys, dinner with friends, snow skiing, summer in the mountains, time at the lake, a trip to the beach… and you’ll think this girl is a sloth. I can laugh for days and sleep until noon. I can’t get anything done.
It’s like a switch flips.
You can have Hustler Crystal or Vacation Crystal. You have to choose one. It’s almost impossible for those two girls to co-exist. (I’ve spent many hours of therapy around learning to integrate them, I promise)
What I’ve learned?
- It’s impossible to sustain Hustler Crystal without intermittent periods of Vacation Crystal.
- Vacation Crystal only shows up in community. (I have to be with my people)
- Relaxing, and taking care of myself is worth the price.
Because the truth is, there is always a cost.
Every moment costs you something. It might cost some of your time. I might cost some of your money. It might temporarily cost some of your productivity.
Or it might end up costing your legacy.
Find your peace. Find your joy. Find your rest. Find your people.
Make the investment.
There are, of course, many luxuries not everyone can afford. But there are so many ways to recuperate your mind, body and soul within your budget. The only thing you truly can’t afford is to not find ways to relax and take care of yourself.
Those moments are priceless.
They are a luxury your can’t afford to skip.
to more love,
P.S. The Girls Night Out was created out of my work to integrate Vacation Crystal with Hustler Crystal and it works! It might just be a priceless moment you can’t afford to skip. Come join us.