Did you begin the summer season with about 100 books to read, 10 home projects to finish, a foreign language to learn, 42 friends to have tea with, and 16 swimming holes to visit?
(I know it isn’t just me!)
I call this phenomenon “planting too much zucchini”.
At springtime, we have lots of excitement, and we feel like we have unlimited, boundless energy to do whatever we want.
So, we march out to our gardens and “plant too much zucchini”. In other words, we make plans to do all kinds of well-meaning things without thinking about how it will feel to actually do it all.
Then harvest time comes, and we’re up to our ears in way-too-much. Abundance turns to overwhelm in a skinny minute.
Think “you reap what you sow”, as you look at your calendar wondering who the hell planned all this?!
Um, you did.
You’ve seen that cartoon of a person stuffing the extra zucchini from their garden into their neighbor’s mailboxes and unlocked cars in the middle of the night? Why sneak?
Because everyone plants way too much zucchini! Everyone is dealing with their own version of overwhelm right now.
By the time your garden is one big zucchini machine, you’re overwhelmed and guilt-ridden that you’re wasting it.
You wonder what was I thinking?
Here’s what you were thinking: this will be so fun! There’s plenty of time to do it all! It’s now or never! Carpe diem!
So, the trick is to pause. Be that “grain of Winter Solstice” in the sea of Summer Solstice, and look through the eyes of this season’s archetype, The Queen, so you can reclaim that Carpe Diem attitude.
Anoint your third eye and your heart with The Queen anointing oil. Sit down with your calendar and figure it out. Delegate. Be efficient. Reschedule things that aren’t time sensitive. Prioritize.
But whatever you do, don’t go making your zucchini someone else’s problem. Because everyone plants too much, so cramming yours into their unlocked car or mailbox is not only unfair, it’s sooo un-Queenly.
Deal with your harvest. Reap what you sowed. Make smart decisions and turn overwhelm back into abundance.
You got this.
love & berry patches,