Before I start, let me say: Happy July 1st and Happy Canada Day to my blends to the north!
Ok down to business. I have had this post floating around in my head for a about a week now. I am not really sure how it will turn out so I am just going to type and go with it. This is not by any means a “woah is me” post. This is actually a possitive – I promise. I am having some serious intuition/trust your gut moments going on and it all centers around one word: CHANGE. I can feel change all around me. Call it getting old(er). Maybe it’s all the yoga keeping me grounded. I really can not explain it but I will try.
My husband and I are not horders by any means and I do not think my house is cluttered. Everything has it’s place. But I have this strong urge to go though my kitchen cabinets and closets and just clean them out. There are only three of us (and for most of the year just us two). Why do I need a shelf full of coffee mugs and cups? We don’t have people over a lot and when I do, we use the china and crystal just for fun or go with paper. It’s not that I want new stuff either. I just want less. Years ago, we tried using only three place settings but it did not last long. I think we were not “there” yet. Maybe it’s time. Does anyone else get this way?
I have the urge to move. I swear Dan and I were vagabonds in a past life. The longest we have ever lived in one house is 5 years. We are going on 6 years at this house and the urge is strong for both of us. We talk a lot about selliing everything and moving someplace new. This is an on going conversation – it comes up all the time actually. Since I know moving is not an option now, maybe that’s where the “purge urge” is coming from. The mountains are calling me home. I decided this is where I need to be. Luckily Dan agrees with me. LOL We will dream about it for now.
I have to make changes to my fitness to but this is not in my control. I have been having issues with my ankle since my run at the beach two weeks ago. I has been concluded that I sprained the peroneal tendon- the one that runs along the back side of the outter ankle. My guess is from the need for new runners and made worse by walking on the beach and hours of other walking I did that weekend. I learned that this type of injury can happen at any time if your feet pronate in and you have high arches (score 2 points for me!). It’s not “painful”. It’s just annoying since it keeps swelling just when I think it’s better. For treatment, ice and rest are recomended but that compression works well too. I should try that. So, this puts running out of the equasion for a few weeks at least. This is fine since it’s hot and I don’t like to run much in the summer. But the urge to run is there and the option to go out if I want to is not. That frustrates me. So, it’s low impact all the way – yoga, weights, pilates…
I also feel like this blog is on the verge of changing along with everything else. I am not sue where I am going with it but blogging evolves with us, right? So please don’t give up on this page and bare with me while I find it’s way.
I have been making small changes too. I have been trying to focus on the present and purposly not making plans for every minute of every wekeend. Last weekend we have a family party on Sunday and dinner plans on Saturday. That’s it. The rest of the weekend was just working about the house and chillin’. I feel calmer from living in the moment. Don’t get me wrong, I still get stircrazy and need to go out. But for at least one weekend a month it’s nice to just chill with a book and some wine.
I saw this image on FB today that made me smile and so I thought I would share with you:
Change is a good thing. It goes along with my motto: If you don’t run, you rust.
Have you made any changes that impacted your life recently?