On the eve of the 2022 Polar Plunge, the eve of completing the first experience on my living – I was 100% excited, nervous, and unsure. This moment was 100% scary, thrilling, and liberating. And surprisingly, it wasn’t at all like I had envisioned the accomplishment would feel like. Read more to see how wrong I was.
Our girls went back to school 691 days after the pandemic began in our area.
I procrastinated re-registering them and I may or may not be waiting for the other shoe to drop. But dammit – 1 week in and the smiles are just beginning.
When you get your muscles moving, your blood pumping, and your lungs expanding – a rush of all the happiness hormones crash through you no matter what the outlet, but only if you enjoy it. My outlet is hiking.
And I enjoy it bc of the person I become when I am on the trail. Read more to find out who that person is. It might surprise you.
From: Dec. 2022 Me
To: Dec. 2021 Me
“You invested in yourself and now a year later – are finally reaping the rewards.
But you wouldn’t have gotten here had you quit.
And you certainly wouldn’t have marked some items off your living list if you decided the path you were forging was too hard.”
And when you learn how something works instead of just thinking you know how something works – it can either dim your flame or make you crave it more.
The latter happened in my case.
I have missed writing. I have missed writing for the art of writing. I have missed writing for the sake of talking it out with my inner voice, of letting go.