The California Drought and "Internal Droughts": What to do While You're Waiting for Rain
The California drought is probably on your mind if you’re a resident of this state. The news is hyping it and your friends are posting articles about the upcoming catastrophe. You’re doing your part: shorter showers, letting the yellow mellow, watching your yard go brown or pulling the whole thing out. Regardless, there you sit, possibly anxious, maybe panicky, waiting for the rain. Ultimately, though, nothing that you do, nothing that you worry about, can make the damn rain fall. You wait and hope for El Niño.
The drought conditions we are experiencing serve as a great metaphor for the internal droughts we sometimes (often?) experience. You’ve made big changes and small changes...Yet, despite all your best efforts, things feel completely stuck.