Inhale: 1, 2
Exhale: 1, 2, 3
It’s somewhere around 6:30 am. I’ve been out here for a while and I have a couple miles left to go. I never wear a watch, so time moves strangely. Really, it’s as though I’m out of the time stream entirely.
All I can feel are my feet hitting the pavement, the wind whipping around me, the pounding of my heart, and the breath moving in and out of my lungs. There’s no music, no company, nothing to distract me from each footfall, heartbeat, or breath.
I am fully in my body for every moment. Pushing myself on. I am free.
The day I’ve been dreaming of and dreading in equal measure is here: the last Friday* in my office.
Change can be a scary beast sometimes, and there’s a lot of it in my life right now- and in the foreseeable future.
The fear is more than counterbalanced by the possibilities this move has opened up for me; I have more time to focus on my creative pursuits, and I can finally keep my running schedule on track.
In fact, I’ve already indulged in this newfound freedom this morning. I went for a long run, and now I’m writing this. Glorious!
One thing this journey has taught me so far: the more I have the courage to be vulnerable and to face my own truth, the more my life opens up to allow for additional possibilities.
Be brave, be vulnerable, be open; life is waiting to take off!
*I’m still in my office on Mondays, Saturdays, and the occasional Wednesday.