The Road Home – Week 4
We have made it to the halfway point in our trip, from here on out we are on our way home!
Seattle was a blast! We made it just in time for the 4th of July and then stayed on to celebrate my friends 40th birthday.
This stop was all party’s and sight seeing and old friends. I have been in heaven and B has been a real trooper sitting through long conversations and late dinners and enough grownup stuff to make any 5 year old crazy.
Thoughts from the road…
It’s all about the isness.
A huge part of being happy is learning how to accept the isness of the moment.
On some level we choose every moment of our lives. We may not like what is happening but all of the choices that we have made along the way have led us to this moment in time and the events that come with it.
I’m writing from a roadside park somewhere in south western Washington. We have been driving for about six hours and unless I decide to stop and get a hotel we have about 7 hours to go.
For the last 13 days or so we have been terribly spoiled. Starting with my brother in Salt Lake City, then my family in Portland and finally my friends in Seattle. Of course there were a few nights in hotels between workshops but for the large part we have been taken care of and fed and loved.
Today, as we set out on the next part of our journey I am finding myself a bit sad and feeling the slightest bit negative.
I’m missing home, our family, friends, yoga classes, our routine… I have a nagging headache and have been resisting this drive all morning. I’m feeling sorry for myself. Not being very patient with B and have been mentally ticking off the drive 15 minutes at a time.
Finally, about half an hour ago, I was all “GURL! You better get it together!”
I pulled over at a roadside park, got us all out of the car and sent Bradyn and Waffle Dog to the playground. I took off my shoes, felt the cool grass between my toes and did some deep yoga stretches. (Shout out to all my STYL 21 Day Challenge Yogis! WOOT WOOT!)
Then I laid down on a bench, looked up at the sun shinning between the tree leaves and had a long talk with myself.
Our talk (the one between me and myself) was about how this path was my choice. This is in fact exactly what I want and exactly where I want to be. It might not always be easy but it is what it is and it’s mine. It’s my isness. I can either enjoy it or not. That’s my choice as well.
I choose to enjoy it!
What about you? Are you embracing your isness? How do you bring yourself back to center when times get tough? Let me know in the comments.
Till next week.