Let's Not Go Back to Normal
With the approach of the new year and the coronavirus vaccine (!), we are already seeing a deluge of encouragement to "lose the quarantine weight," to fix our bodies, to make them go back to "normal."
(image: this is Will Smith holding up a memory eraser in the movie Men in Black. Some people are hoping to take this approach to 2020. Not I!) But I don't want to go back to "normal:"
Collectively, I want to remember how to care for each other.
Individually, I want to remember how to slow down.
So I don't want to force my body to go back to "normal" either, whatever that means.
I trust my body to help me remember what I've learned, and to carry me through this next year, as it always has.
I trust that my body will do what it needs to do as I continue to grow and heal from these experiences. I am choosing body trust over body control.