2020 is the year of the rock pool
One summer I was walking around some rocks on Aotea Great Barrier Island, and I thought about rock pools. Today feels like a pretty appropriate time to share that story.
Because I stopped at every single one, inspecting, looking to see what moved, what was hiding in the crevices, what colours and textures each one had.
How deep? How clear? What was growing and living in it?
But then they also have to be adaptable.
As the tides come and go, as the sun burns or rain falls, especially as the waves crash or swells rise and fall, that very specific set of circumstances changes. Drastically.
And the rock pool has no influence over those changes. It can’t control them.
It just has to adapt.
Hello, global pandemic.
Thriving in changing environments
I’m adapting. We all are.
I’m seeing rock pools all around me.
thriving rock pools
who are resilient and tenacious.
Through all of this upheaval and inconsistency and unpredictability, they continue to thrive.
Those rock pools continue to be beautiful and to support life in their own little ecosystems.
That doesn’t mean it’s easy.
Not for the rock pool or for us in the post-pandemic “after.”
That doesn’t mean it’s life is fair or it gets what it deserves.
It just keeps adapting, thriving, and finding new ways to be beautiful.
I’d like to be more like that rock pool.
Rock pool shoutouts!
WE SEE YOU 💕
I want to shout out to some of the rockpools around my ocean, amazing #womenofimpact ready to help us all adapt and thrive!
[email protected]: a marketing team that’s been incredibly responsive and generous responses to small businesses during the pandemic.
[email protected]: these guys never stop. Free advice, generous support, always available. Soooo much love for this recruitment crew.
[email protected]: performance coaching perfection! People-focused and empowering, bringing clarity to chaos and truly valuable advice in changing times.
[email protected]: environmental and tree consultants who’ve recently reinvented how they’re connecting and sharing mātauranga generously with mana and care.
Jules & [email protected]: unsurprisingly and yet still so impressively, they’ve knuckled down and got shit done! The resilience, resourcefulness and tenacity of our women-in-dairy is stunning, and worthy of celebration!
#goodhumans #goodbusiness #peoplefirst #manawahine #authenticitywins #empowerment