Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. - Max Ehrmann
What a wild and crazy two weeks it has been! Between birthday stuff, finishing the first draft of my first novel, and having my Big Baby get a skin infection, I have been one busy girl!
I did manage to keep walking and moving through the chaos but since Big Baby couldn't go on the trail with me, it wasn't nearly as much fun. But things are clearing up and she will be ready to go with me very, very soon! I know she misses going along.
During this two week period, I have felt a big disconnect within myself. Getting out and walking usually clears my mind and brings me back to a "happy place" but it has taken a lot longer than usual to get there. I believe it's because I have poured so much of my energy into other things and I haven't had much left over for myself.
And, of course, with all the birthday happenings and novel draft completion celebrating, my eating has been less than healthy. I have tried to be smart about it and drink lots of water before heading out to not overindulge but, I will be honest, the birthday cake and nachos got me.
So now it's time to reconnect with myself and return to what makes me "me". I'm eliminating the distractions, minimizing the unnecessary stresses (and it's sources) and keeping only those things that uplift me. Almost like spring cleaning for my soul. And who couldn't stand a little cleaning up from time to time?
I'm looking forward to the week ahead :-)