Learning to Slow Down During Busy Seasons

Here’s to learning to slow down during busy seasons!

It’s no secret that 2020 has been one for the books. Everything from COVID-19 and stock market crashes to police brutality and distinguishing the difference between peaceful protests and violent riots, all the while presidential campaigns are operating in the background. Yeah, 2020 has been a hell of a year for most of us.

As crazy as 2020 has been for us, it hasn’t been all bad. Honestly, during this season in our lives, we have seen blessing after blessing. Countless things have brought us joy in what seems like a whirlwind outside our front door.

Although one of our main businesses remains inoperable at the moment, our other business has taken off like a rocket. Not to mention, we have some amazing opportunities in the works. One of the coolest things we’ve been able to do is host NOMAD 2020 with 10 other podcasters and friends. There was so much healing from this online conference and Cody and I literally felt like we had CHURCH during this event.

Overall, whether it’s been adversity or blessing (or everything in between) we’ve taken a bit of time off recently. No, the podcast hasn’t gone anywhere. But, we have been quieter online and have been focusing on the bare minimum lately. And that’s not always a bad thing.

Changes Coming to The Reckless Pursuit

We believe that you should strive for success in all that you do. But sometimes that looks like taking a backseat and just allowing things to unfold for themselves. Two of those things have been taking a break from blogging and taking interviews.

Interestingly enough, this all started back in February when COVID-19 really started to hit the US. While the beginning stages of quarantine consisted of trying to figure out a new normal, we were just starting to find a new schedule that worked for us.

When all of this started, there were essentially two camps of thought: 1. This is the BEST time to create and produce content. Take this downtime to really focus on your work and craft. 2. The is the BEST time to rest and take some time off. Take some time to rest and focus on slowing down.

The thing is, neither camps of thought are wrong. But the thing is, there have been areas in our lives where our workload productively increased while other areas slowed down exponentially.

Sometimes that happens in life.

You are both simultaneously slowing down and revving up.

If 2020 has taught us anything it’s been learning how to slow down during busy seasons.

So while we’re picking back up where we left off, we are recognizing different areas of improvement. Cody and I are in constant conversation on how to improve the show and cultivate strong conversations. We are discussing how we can create a stronger community.

Of course this is going to take some time but really, we have already been gearing towards this. Half due to COVID-19 and half due to our changing perspectives and beliefs.

We couldn’t be any more excited for this latter half of 2021 and what is to come.
And we can’t wait for you to join us!

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