July Inspiration

In an article posted on Thought Catalog, this was my horoscope which is spot on and beautifully written!

“It’s difficult to mask your impatience when it comes to personal reinvention. You’ve been waiting for so long to feel this free and susceptible to the world, you want your skin to pick up its pace: shed and regrow into something that feels more like a home and less like a body. You’re forgetting that everything meaningful takes time to reach its zenith. You know, you deserve something that doesn’t bite back when you try to feed it. And this time the universe is actually attempting to give you that. Good things are here, embrace them.”

So, I’ll keep plugging on – knowing the universe has got my back.

-AC

Run, Attie, Run

I did it! I ran one mile today and did NOT die!  That is so encouraging, and I am hopeful that I won’t be too sore tomorrow, so I can do it again.

The first 1/2 of the mile was difficult.  My body was not in rhythm with my breathing.  Everything was awkward. But, by the half way mark, my body and mind found their pace and I actually enjoyed my run (albeit for 12 minutes).  I add that check to the win column!

Bonus… after I got home, my 11 year old son, David, wanted to go for our 4 mile bike ride I had promised him.  So, after a lot of water and protein, we headed out in the 99 degree heat and met our goal! It was awesome.

If we had only added a little pool time, I could have called today a triathlon.  Maybe tomorrow.

Happy

 

It took many years and many mistakes to learn “happy”.  I was putting on a show and doing what I was told.  Until, one day, the good ol’ death card popped up on the doctor’s tarot card table, and I was reborn.  Understand, I didn’t want to change – I resisted it as long as I could.  But, in the end, I wanted to live life to its fullest.  So, I began searching for a new path.  Don’t get me wrong.  I’m not living the vida loca with no worries.  I’ve just learned to appreciate what I have – in the moments that they happen.

I’m still (and always) learning to be happy – with lots of struggle and raised voices along the way.  But, it sure beats the heck out of hiding and denial. I finally get it – what all those happy people are talking about.  I just had to start searching for my own happy path.