"The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails." ~John Maxwell

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Lovin' It!

So much and many have touched my life lately that I want to share.  Sometimes I think we get caught up in seeing the bad of the world, and of the people we come in contact with.  Many become jaded or unreachable because they have "turned off their humanity switch".  I do not ever want to become like that; I want to be open to new people/thoughts/experiences, etc..  Over the last couple of months I have stretched myself to allow in those things.  Has it had it's moments where I questioned myself?  Oh heck yea.  I still do on certain issues, but I am trusting it will all work out positively. 

Here are some update shots of me and where I am on my path....

I am pretty happy with how my body is changing despite some limitations.

Here are a few of the people/thoughts/experiences that have made the last couple of months just perfect.

I have made a friend for life who has introduced me to trail running.  Has taken me under their wing and told me on several occasions they will take care of me.  For all you independent ladies, you know what this means.  Many times we are so focused on getting it all done, we forget about ourselves.  It is so nice to have someone experienced who wishes to take care of us on something such as a sport.  Thank you.

For the one who completely gets it.  Who follows the same lifestyle and never once has been anything, but a friend.  Thank you.

For the one encouraging me to be all I can be, to experience all I should, and to have no regrets.  Thank you.

My baby, who had a gun show with me in the bathroom mirror on "snow day".  I love her more and more still.  (the pic would not upload)  :( 

To you who after being out of the gym for a while has started back and flat out amazed me with the changes made to your body in a matter of a few weeks.  Who just takes it in and runs with it.  So crazy proud of you and all you have accomplished.

To you who had flipped off that humanity switch and has turned it back on.  You give me faith that people can open up accept experiences and still be cautious without pushing. 

"Triumphs without difficulties are empty.  Indeed, it is difficulties that make the triumph.  It is no feat to travel the smooth road."  ~Unknown

"You can't hit a home run unless you step up to the plate.  You can't catch a fish unless you put you line in the water.  You can't reach your goals if you don't try."  ~Kathy Seligman  (For my baby, Cierra, so proud of you!)