I woke up early this morning and I couldn’t ignore the morning light beckoning me outside. I was in dire need of a good, long, mind-clearing walk. Long distance walking used to be a daily activity (more of a necessity) when we lived in the city. I used to walk everywhere. I’d walk to work, the supermarket, friend’s places, just everywhere! But since I’ve been back in the suburbs I can only count the number of times I’ve gone for a decent long walk on one hand! It’s inexcusable but the fact that I work from home makes it dangerously easy for me to fall into the bad habit of jumping straight onto the computer to check my emails and start work as soon as I wake up. That means skipping breakfast and maybe staying in my pj’s past the appropriate hour.
So, I needed this long walk to put things in perspective. I needed to put my ducks in a row, so to speak. My priorities have been out of order lately and I could really feel it taking a toll on my body and mind. Augusten Burroughs was right when he said, “when you have your health, you have everything. When you do not have your health, nothing else matters at all”.
I saw this plane and it reminded me that my husband will be flying back home in soon and I smiled.
This walk was such an eye opener for me to reflect on how I’ve been living. I’m glad I’ve admitted to myself that I’ve been in a rut and today I looked up and started pulling myself out. I’ll be putting my walking shoes back on tomorrow. That’s for sure.