The "hailstorm effect".
New beginnings take place constantly. When you thread them together, you get a lasting experience.
I started my 100-day countdown on Sunday, May 28, 2017, a new beginning, to a new beginning, that will culminate on Monday, September 4, 2017; the launch of my website, which includes videos, ebook, blogs and more.
I am a process oriented person who believes strongly in the fact that only humans tell stories. It then makes sense that I will transmit the narrative of this exciting process as the days progress.
This is a perfect example of the process; I can countdown my progress.
40 days to go: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - I invite you to view my launch clock here.
In today’s post, I start with the metaphor: Hailstorms
“Hailstorms form within an unusually unstable air mass, that is, an air mass in which the temperature falloff with height is much greater than normal.
In a hailstorm, small ice particles that form above the freezing level collect either rain water or cloud water on them, forming a water shell that freezes. The tilted updraft and downdraft structure of the storm is important in order for hailstones to grow because they can be 'recycled' several times, until they either become too large for the updraft to carry them, or they get caught in a downdraft, and they finally reach the ground.”
I’m in a hailstorm of time. As I am moving forward towards my launch, I am falling behind in my reading and writing. As I am supporting my mother during a health challenge, there are nights we don’t sleep. This pattern of one night on, one night off sleeping, is throwing my sense of and orientation to time completely off. I am scheduling on my calendar, while I realize that this schedule is dependent on circumstances in the moment.
I used to say that I need to allow myself to “expect the unexpected”. But that doesn’t seem to fit anymore. Neither does “taking it one day (or even one moment) at a time.” I am in the hailstorm effect.
I got a phone call the other day from a friend who I met when I began networking about three years ago. We hadn’t seen each other in quite a while and, after speaking briefly, he asked if we can get together for coffee. I waited for him to tell me when, but as there was only silence, I asked, “do you mean today?” Yes, he replied, he was being spontaneous.
Defined as a “quality or state of being”, I realized that spontaneity was something I haven’t experienced in a while. This made me pause and ask, what conditions need to exist in order to allow me to be spontaneous? The first thing which came to mind was, stability. “Hailstorms form within an unusually unstable air mass”, this is my current state. Once I become aware of this, I can then begin to plot my way out of this state and move towards a more stable system.
I turned my attention to my friend and said, “not today, but please feel free to be spontaneous and the next time I may be able to respond." Time, will only tell, but I am feeling positive.Image credit: ABC
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