so real quick........
Like many of you, I get discouraged. I feel inadequate. I feel my efforts are for nothing. I struggle to see the end from the beginning. In my life, I work hard at my job and feel my family life suffers. I create more time for my children and I lose sight of my personal identity. I dedicate time to my home life and my workouts take a dip. I finally read that book I borrowed from a coworker six months ago and I forget about parent night at the school. Do you relate?
That said, I am truly happy with my struggle. I see the ups and the downs as part of a journey. It seems we are trying to reach a destination, however once there, what will we have. It will be over.
So yes, life is a balancing act. There is no end point in balancing. It is motion, movement, fluid and constant. And.....I am ok with that. I am ok with being right where I am, right at this given time.
Does that mean I don't continue to try? Does that mean I look around and say this is all there is? No. I adjust. I am flexible. I dream big dreams. I love harder. I forgive more of myself and others. I practice patience. I push myself to my limits. I rest when I need to rest.
whatever your journey, wherever you are......balance. Shift your weight. Adjust your sails. but just keep putting one foot in front of the other.
As I fight my way back to get to where I was with my running ability in November, as I try to be a good wife, as I work to be a better mother, sister, friend, daughter.......it is that simple, one foot in front of the other.
I may be slow but I will finish this race.
Hopefully soon I will post a few pics and thoughts from the events of January 27....single mom, is single no more.