Somehow, I had forgotten that the valley always follows the mountain. Seasoned writers and friends warned me. I thought I was prepared. Yet, I find myself skidding down a rocky slope after turning in the book manuscript. After a few days of telling Kedron, “I just don’t know what’s wrong with me! I guess I’m in a funk!” I realized, I’m in the valley.
Valleys can be beautiful too. They offer a season of rest and retreat, a time to recover from the climb.
A baseball game with the family, stopping to chat with a few neighbors on a walk around the block, a great sermon at church, a movie with the family, and an honest conversation with a friend all helped lift my spirits a bit.
After you’ve finished something big, and you slide into the valley –what things help you to re-focus and replenish your body, mind and spirit? Do you have favorite music you listen to? Favorite verses you read? A classic book you pick up? I’d love to hear what helps you!