Rest

I’m done, I’m really done.

I’m done, I’m really done. Drawing Luke Hockley.

I’m done, I’m really done. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Dear Self,

I’m done, I’m done, I’m really done.

I wish there was something more here, something profound and interesting, some reflection that would give me some blinding insight into the world and leave me feeling clearer and better about things.

But there is not.

I am done.

Love

Luke

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Day 1,293

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I wonder what it is?

I wonder what it is? Drawing Luke Hockley.

I wonder what it is? Drawing Luke Hockley.

Dear Self,

I’m ready for bed now.

Problem is it is 6am…which is not the ‘ready for bed’ end of the day!

I woke up very early today, which is great…but not really.

I would have rather slept another couple of hours and then I may not have felt like going back to bed when I should be getting up.

I went to sleep ok, that’s a bonus. Progress, even.

But waking up so early tells me there is something on my mind that I’d like to deal with.

I wonder what it is?

Love

Luke

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Day 1,288

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Mindless television.

Mindless Television. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Mindless Television. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Dear Self,

I’m ready for some laying on the couch and watching mindless television.

Love

Luke

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Day 1,286

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A little slower.

A little slower. Drawing Luke Hockley.

A little slower. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Dear Self,

I’d like to look forward and plan my next few months a little better.

Specifically, I’d like to look at the time that I have more control over and make some choices about what I want to do with that time.

I have this picture of sitting and sewing as I listen to stories.

Simple really.

I think it requires me to take the foot of the accelerator a little though to make it happen.

It’s been a big start to the year.

I think taking things a little slower would be nice right now.

Love

Luke

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Day 1,277

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The breaking wave.

The breaking wave. Drawing Luke Hockley.

The breaking wave. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Dear Self,

Today I’m playing a bit of catch up.

Giving myself a little breathing space so that I can let the wave I’ve been on settle and move back out into the ocean.

There will be another wave to ride any moment now.

But I like to step back, see and enjoy this moment.

Love

Luke

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Day 1,270

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Good sleep.

Good sleep. Drawing Luke Hockley

Good sleep. Drawing Luke Hockley

Dear Self,

Last night I sat on the couch and wrote out all the things I was churning over so that I could get into bed and have a solid night’s sleep.

It was part of my strategy to become better, much better, at sleeping.

It worked.

I can’t believe it, but it did.

I hit the sack and felt a protective bubble around me that helped me sleep (some strange dreams…but that’s workable).

I woke up early and the things started to churn.

I tried to get the protective cocoon in place again…but eventually decided to get up and keep that stuff out of bed.

I’m so pleased that I could get a separation to work.

Getting good sleep is a precious thing.

I’m working on becoming a sleep master.

Love

Luke

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Day 1,253

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Phew.

Phew. Drawing Luke Hockley

Phew. Drawing Luke Hockley

Dear Self,

Phew.

I made it.

Now it’s time to slow down and enjoy a couple of days at my own pace.

Love

Luke

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Day 1,249

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Almost there.

Almost there. Drawing Luke Hockley

Almost there. Drawing Luke Hockley

Dear Self,

Almost there.

One more day and then I have made it through my epic two weeks.

A little bit of fancy footwork even got me to the gym today.

Not too late to bed and then a restful weekend and I’ve probably done the best job I could with a very busy calendar.

Love

Luke

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Day 1,248

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Every precious moment.

Every precious moment. Drawing Luke Hockley

Every precious moment. Drawing Luke Hockley

Dear Self,

I know, I know it is such an outrageous cliché…but at the moment I am intensely aware of every precious moment that I have.

I’m curious about how to both be light and not let anything slip through my fingers.

How to experience everything, but not strangle it with a focus that is too intense.

Life is a gift. I want to experience that gift, but not spend nights sleepless around what I am experiencing.

There is something important going on for me about living it to the full in the day time and then sleeping soundly each evening.

I sleep much better than I used to. But I notice that when I am deep in a new adventure, when I am learning and discovering something about the world and how I want to be in it, that I can get restless at night.

I’d like to live my life to its edges. Which means hitting the pillow and sleeping soundly.

I think that’s my new goal.

Love

Luke

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Day 1,246

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Bed time.

Bed time. Drawing Luke Hockley

Bed time. Drawing Luke Hockley

Dear Self,

It’s time to sleep.

That’s all I can say.

I had such opportunity to write something compelling today…but now it is late, I’ve hit the wall and that’s it.

Bed time.

Love

Luke

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Day 1,244

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