Not long after the end of my parents 20 year marriage, I graduated from college.
The end of college seemed small in comparison to the end of the family I had known my whole life.
When I moved home I lived with my mom in a tiny two bedroom apartment.
I could touch the walls on either side of my room while sitting in my bed. Though tiny it was a space where I was free to be me. Yes I missed my family with 4 kids and 1 dog all living under the same roof but I felt more comfortable being surrounded by less conflict.
It was a growing period for her and some of her new found inner strength rubbed off on me.
While living with her she would incessantly play the U2 song, Stuck In A Moment……
The other day when I was writing about my health issues that have been making me a little bit crazy for the past 6 months or so, I was stuck in moment I felt I couldn’t get out of.
I was forgetting that my mind is my biggest enemy.
That night when I went to bed, I said to my husband, tomorrow is operation get healthy.
I decided rather than falling into the all to easy downward spiral of focusing on the negative I was going to take action and be positive.
When my husband got up at o’dark thirty to get ready for work, I got up.
I got on the treadmill and ran on feel. I finished 5 miles 7:55 average and hopped off the treadmill at 7 am to get the littles ready for their day.
You have a choice every single day. You can be an active participant in your life and try to improve what you don’t like OR you can whine about it, complain, tear others down, or think about all the ways that your life sucks.
My life doesn’t suck. Far from it. Even when I was at the lowest point in my life, overweight and depressed, I still didn’t think my life sucked.
I woke up early again the next day and got on the treadmill. Ran what felt comfortable and ended up again with 5 miles at 7:55 pace by 7 am.
Went to the ENT Doctor who was one of the nicest, most helpful DR’s I have ever seen. I felt positive that there are concrete steps I can take to feel better.
Woke up early again this morning – ran an easy 3 miles on the treadmill – got the littles ready for the day in time for all four of us to be out of the house by 7:30 am.
Getting stuck in a moment is a choice you have…….YOU can get out of it.
Do you find it hard to get out of a moment you are stuck in? What are your ways for pulling yourself up and moving forward?
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