I’ve had a whirlwind of a week so far and have really struggled to find perspective. I’ve realized, at least for me, once I start going down the path of negativity, it’s a very slippery slope. But, as I was getting ready for another busy day at work today, I was listening to the news in the background and all the sad stories of what’s been going on in Haiti really struck me. Here I am, all down in the dumps because I’m feeling scattered and maxed out on everything in my life (work, Kick, finding time for friends, time for Scott, etc.; January started off with a bang that I wasn’t quite prepared for).
But – despite the chaos, at least I have a roof over my head, a bed to sleep in at night, a job that pays the bills and my friends and family are safe and secure. I can’t even begin to imagine what it must feel like for those in the thick of it in Haiti right now, or for those left behind here in the States, wondering and worrying about the safety of their loved ones. In comparison, my problems are so minor. After thinking this through while blowdrying my hair, I felt so silly for how poor my attitude had gotten in the past couple of days. While I can’t promise I won’t have “moments” like that again while things are still crazy in the next few weeks, I am going to try my best to conjure up that perspective we all struggle to find so often in life.
Anyway, now that I’ve had a chance to think, I’m feeling MUCH more centered and less scattered this morning. I listened to my Kick tracks on the ride into work and somehow it always makes me feel calm and ready for the day ahead. Funny that, given how high-intensity Kick is that I’d feel “calm” after listening to it. Maybe it’s because I’m so completely in LOVE with the program that it’s all I want to think about these days. 😉
Now that I’m full of overnight oats (tossed a few raisins in this version, very tasty), I’m off to conquer this day as best as I can before kicking it into high gear at Group Ride tonight. I managed to fit in an STS workout this morning, too (despite my best efforts to convince myself to stay in bed next to a very sleepy husband) which wiped me out – back and biceps from meso 2, killer!