With Mercury in retrograde till late June, delays and miscommunications are expected so practicing patience is required. In the astrology world, it’s a time where we are encouraged to 1) hit pause to reassess, recharge, review our lives 2) determine whether our goals are going according to plan, and 3) should there be any amendments are adjustments made to our goals given our experiences over the past few months.
As a lifestyle blogger and content creator, I like to shoot my content in bulk as it helps me to comprehensively plan my content and marketing strategy. A few days ago, I was out of style content and needed to re-up on lewks for the next 4-6 weeks. But in true retrograde fashion, one of my photographers canceled on me the day of my photoshoot for medical reasons. So I said to myself, “No sweat Chamique. Adapt and move accordingly.” And so, I scheduled to shoot with another photographer only for them to cancel on me the day of, due to a family emergency. Mercury has been in GATORADE!! The devil was working overtime and I was BEYOND frustrated. I had to quickly create new content for the upcoming week.
In the past, I would have quickly moved forward without truly acknowledging my feelings of disappointment but I have learned that inadvertently bypassing my emotions to prioritize productivity can show up as passive-aggressive commentary or resentment in the future. So, I sat in my emotions for a few hours and grieved what could have been. Despite my deep frustration, I knew that both inconveniences were out of my control so I talked myself into going with the flow and created a few impromptu Instagram reels that ultimately increased my overall engagement by nearly 10% for May.
This leads me to my next point. Since I was so committed to being consistent on my terms I did not make room for GOD to consistently show up and show out for me. It was as if he pulled up and said, “Hop in, I got you.”
At the heart of the matter, this situation reminded me to extend grace to myself and others. And even though, practicing patience has been my Achilles heel, I was reminded that I can be flexible and I can be patient. It also reminded me to love on myself a little bit more and loosen my expectations when things don't go my way. And that means in my space, I give myself permission to break the social conditioning that aligns consistency with perfection.
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