You’ve heard the phrase, “The only thing constant in life is change.” Sometimes I hate that phrase. How ’bout you? I’m a creature of habit. I find security in consistency. I can handle change, be adaptable. I would just rather not. LOL. What I’ve learned over the years as a writer and runner is that circumstances change. Lives change. I may spend day in and day out with writing or running friends, and then over time our path directions change. No hard feelings. No anger. And when we meet up again, maybe even get to start hanging out again, it’s[…]
It’s easier said than done. That phrase drives me bonkers. It’s funny, though, because it may drive me crazy, but I still hide behind it. Use it as an excuse. How ’bout you? I use it to hide behind eating poorly. That’s the biggest one for me. I’m an athlete, running those long hard miles week in and week out demands healthy eating to fuel my body. To protect it from injury and to keep it energized and working efficiently. But if I have to even think about cooking a good meal–eating Mac-n-cheese is just way easier. It’s pasta right?[…]
Even the deep wounds you think will never heal will heal. It just takes time. That’s the last thing you want to hear, though, right? I know I like quick fixes and instant results. But sometimes it doesn’t work that way. And it’s okay. When I look back at my life, the most growth came from when I had to work hard and long at getting through some struggles I was facing. I learned about perseverance and patience. I learned about courage and strength. And most importantly, I built confidence. Hang in there, my friends, your wounds will heal, and[…]
I thought it might be fun to see the official definition of pressure: the exertion of force upon a surface by an object, fluid, etc., in contact with it. I’m starting to realize that a lot of the pressure I feel, I put there myself. Pressure to do things right. Be the perfect wife, boss, friend. Help those around me. Eat right. Exercise daily. Be this. Be that. And sometimes, they are overwhelming. They can add pressure to the day. They can bring conflict or require me to step into conflict. But one thing I try to remember is, nobody[…]
I’ve screwed up. Made bad choices. Fallen flat on my butt when I’ve tried things. Have you, too? How’d you get back up again? For me, I start with small steps. And with each step I got more confident. Don’t let fear drive your car. Grab that steering wheel and show fear who’s boss.
You are worth it. Thought I’d throw that out there in case you needed to hear that today. You are strong. You are worth it. You are loved. If you know someone who might need to hear those words today, tell them. Don’t hold back. It might be exactly what they need to hear today.