I’m in a valley.
The phone isn’t ringing, the inbox is empty, uncertainty seems more certain than anything else at the moment.
When you find yourself in a valley the best thing to do is nothing. Don’t fight it. Use it.
It’s easy to grow concerned about the valleys. To worry about whether or not you’ll ever find your way out. But if I’ve learned anything in my observation of the chaos we call civilization it’s that the valleys are as sure to come along as the peaks. And like the peaks, they are only temporary. Also like the peaks, when you’re in a valley, there is only one direction you can find yourself in when it inevitably ends.
This is not sorrow or a lament. This is reflection. There are many things to do and I am busy doing them in the shadow of whatever peak draws ever closer.