Taking the path back to “me”…

Look at your man, now back at me.  Wait, wrong line.  I mean look at yourself, now back at yourself.  Why am I saying this?  Have you come to that crossroads in your life where you are pondering a few of your choices?  Wondering why you chose your career?  Fresh from a divorce?  Mid-life crisis perhaps?  It’s time to put all that aside.  It is.  It’s time to get back to you.  I have many friends who are going through various things in their lives and are stressed out.  When I say stress, I mean pondering a career change means you are under stress.  Let’s take a deep breath and think about why we chose this path, shall we?  Think about what you were doing 10 years ago.  If you were fresh out of college, think about your excitement for the future.  All those plans you had.  Well, who said you had to give them up.  Don’t tell me things are different now.  Pick one area you want to work on.  Maybe it’s your family, home life, career, or general well-being and try to change it.

I picked my well-being over 2 years ago, and many obstacles have tried to stop me.  It is important to surround yourself with supportive friends who won’t let you give up.  It is also equally important that if you are married your spouse understands where you are coming from.  My husband is supportive, but it really helps when he can look at things from my perspective.  I have to allow myself to remember that.  I am very busy these days, so I am trying to cut back on computer time (we both blog, so that doesn’t count).  I now have incorporated hot yoga, working out, and a 5k into my schedule.  Things were looking up until last week, when I was only on day 3 of my new training program, I hit a snag.

I woke up with a huge elbow and it was blue.  Apparently, I pushed myself a little too hard.  It’s bursitis of the elbow.  Who knew? I’m not going to say I wasn’t a little mad.  At myself, this bump, and the way things keep going.  It’s only natural to doubt yourself.  However, this week, I am back at it again.  Lots of ice, and anti-inflammatory pills later.  I have many friends going through things right now.  I am with them on their journey and together, we can do this.  Some of the paths are very hard right now, but I believe you are on it for a reason.  Maybe the real reason is to get back to you.  You can do this.  We can do this.

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”

~Buddha

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