The bittersweet relief of changing our plans
Thanks Kerstin - I identify with the relief of cancelled plans. Hurray for your summer space. Where can I read more about what a Projector etc is?
I can relate to forcing the rest breaks. I didn't fully realize it until I read this, but its helpful to know.
Hi Kerstin, thanks so much for sharing your journey with us. It’s funny, I was reading your words and I am a Generator. When I read the line about living in a Generator world, I laughed. I’ve always thought we live in a Manifestor world, haha. “Go out there, create what you want, go get ‘em, make your dreams happen, yadda yadda yadda.”
Reading your perspective, I realized I do have a lot of sustaining energy with projects or experiences, something that has served me well in life, and I never fully attributed to the generator aspects of me. So thank you for bringing that gratitude to my mind.
And, at the same time, reckoning with the generator’s need to respond and not be able to just go out there and do and make shit happen when that’s the main messaging in our world has been really freaking hard. It’s something very up in my world at the moment and I’m very much having to make peace with my own need to step back and wait and respond to what’s around me.
Anyway, just wanted to share my little insight. I guess the moral is we all just need to learn to be ourselves, advocate more for our needs, and remember that we’re not all the same. There’s no one size fits all leggings for life.
That's such a great point about coffee shops. Maybe I need to prioritize that when I need to get some extra energy for creation. It's been so long since I visited one.
"I get a lot of energy from the people around me but because I don’t engage with anyone directly I can simply receive the energy and focus on what I am doing." I never could figure out why I can work so well in coffee shops or other places where there are people buzzing around me, but you said it perfectly. I always knew it was because I wasn't engaging directly, but I never thought about the fact that I am receiving energy from those surroundings!
I can identify with the relief of cancelling plans that involve extensive planning and long plane rides. My partner and I now spend our holidays here in the UK - so much calmer and simpler! ❤️ Your summer plans sound wonderful. Enjoy!
I can relate to so much of this, Kerstin. Good for you for honouring your own needs ❤
I'm just so happy being at home and filling my day with simple things. I don't feel the need to travel around any more. Maybe some people would think this is boring but I've just made my peace with it. I'm lucky to live in a beautiful area where people spend their holidays so there's plenty to do here. Well done for listening to yourself and going for what you really want. Your summer sounds totally lovely. 🌺
Totally get the relief of making a decision not travel. I can’t cope with it like I used to. Before the pandemic I regularly drove 30,000 miles a year due to work, now I’m lucky to do 2,000 - and I don’t miss it. I am braving flights this year, but they are short haul to Spain and Greece, but I’ve come to loath airports. Flying used to be exciting, now it’s a pain. I’ve been into London twice this week and the journey there and back exhausts me, London exhausts me. I’m happy to potter about the town I now call home, where I can breathe and pass the time staring at the sea.
I'm a Projector Kerstin. Not many of us apparently! And I've spent my whole life feeling just like you (but only recently realised!). I've since only scheduled two trips this year, with barely any overstimulating events. I'm remembering how when I worked in a government job (with ample sick pay) I used to 'take to my bed' every so often, and come back, refreshed. No real reason, I just needed to go to bed on my own for a couple of days! I haven't done that in the last six years, since working a charity job and being self-employed. I wonder if my Projector self is crying out for a proper break.