I’ve been Floating; Time to Dive Back in

Woman Floating On A Pool Mattress

I’ve been floating. It’s summer time, so it seemed a fun thing to do.

Yep, I have been skimming the surface a bit. My brain hasn’t been bursting blog posts like usual and when I sat down to write nothing came to the surface, so I didn’t write.

When I sat down to record some audios, I didn’t feel up to it, so I didn’t do it.

I haven’t even posted as much on social media, and I purged my in-box without worrying what I might lose! There was just way too many e-mails to tackle. I needed to relax and take a break.

So what’s magical about me taking a break? I’m not beating myself up about it. I don’t feel that nagging fear I’m not doing something important or that my success is doomed because I’ve been taking a break. I’m not worried I’ll get “unliked” by all my Facebook friends. Nothing bad has to happen.

I’ve finally figured out that this is a normal cycle for me anyway. I dive in and work hard on my dreams, and I enjoy every minute. Then, I float for a while, until I’m ready to dive back into making progress. It feels right. It’s a cycle that works for me.

I used to beat myself up about not staying consistent. I resisted this cycle for years, but I’m finally understanding that I can take breaks and still make progress and still create a life I love. In fact, since I love to relax and play with my kids, this cycle is an essential part of creating the life of my dreams.

What is not OK for me is to get out of the pool for extended amounts of time. I’ve been on that path, too. When you think about following your dreams, you plan it out, you make lists, but you never take action. At least, not enough action to get to completion.

So for me, I’m allowing myself to take a break and float for a while without any judgment. I deserve it, and so do you.

Life is to enjoy and savor, and it’s also about getting stuff done. The stuff that your dreams are made of. So dive, swim, or float. Just don’t get out of the pool. (Well, you can but just don’t do it for too long.)

My excitement is back again. It comes back quickly when I don’t resist taking a break. I’m starting a new book, finishing Vibe Mixology (Coming Soon!) and working on a creative journal with my kids. Yeah! I’m swimming again!

Sorry to all my lovely friends in the who are starting winter at the moment. I’ll envy you in December.

How about you? Are you floating, swimming, or diving in right now? And more importantly, how do you feel about it? I’d love to hear you comments.  To simplify things I’ve decided to give away my monthly prize to a subscriber (if you have opt-in and received my 5 minutes to Shift Your Vibe Kit, you have subscribed.) This month’s winner will win an copy of my book Personal Alchemy, a Personal Alchemy mouse pad, and bottle of peace and calming essential oil.

Last month’s winner is  Sarah-Jayne (sbj19)

The winner of a copy of Boni Lonnsburry’s book, The Map: To Out Responsive Universe, Where Dreams Really Do Come True is Vicki From Vee’s Easy Vegan. Random.org likes Vicki! I  had to laugh because Vicki wins a lot of contests. 

Transforming throughout Love and Joy and Floating Along,

Michelle Martin Dobbins


  • VickiVicki says:

    Well Michelle first of all welcome back!!!! I know what you mean about inspiration when it comes to writing. I agree that when it feels right then it is the time to capture the magic!

    It is chilly here in Australia…wet and lovely. Heater, fluffy slippers and snuggles. I love it!

    I won a contest, that is so great!!! Thank you so much. I actually thought I would order Boni’s book but something said not yet. Now I know!

    I think you have my address but I will email it yo again. Love, love, love.

    I enjoyed the interview you did with Alexandria Barker BTW. xo

  • sjb19 says:

    Hi Michelle 🙂 I’m so pleased to have won the prize!!
    What is your email address?

  • clorisstock says:

    I loved this post, and it came at the right time for me, when the messages in my inbox are growing exponentially! Thank you, Michelle.

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