"No, this is how it works:
You peer inside yourself,
You take the things you like,
And try to love the things you took.
And then you take that love you made
And stick it into some,
Someone else's heart,
Pumping someone else's blood.
And walking arm in arm,
You hope you don't get harmed.
But even if you do,
You'll just do it all again." Regina Spektor
This New Year has been pretty epic already. New experiences, opportunities and abilities.
I'm finding that my strength has returned: My strength to face new and difficult situations, especially.
There is this huge weight that has been lifted - at the end of last season, I made the call to NOT race an Ironman race this year. Every now and then I feel the pangs of wanting to, but then I remember my goal this year: Get healthy, get fast and stay happy. Little by little it is coming together.
I'm enjoying the lack of structure in my plans; plans I'm now making for myself (just for the time being). I feel like running, I'll run. I feel like skiing the whole day (yea, my new obsession), we drive to VT at 4:30 in the AM! I feel like doing a pushup contest against myself, I go for it.
Personally and professionally, there are many changes in the works, all good and all to be revealed in time. The excitement of these new challenges and opporutnities has me fired up!
Everyone in my world is happy and healthy. The new year brings more babies than fingers on my hands - baby showers, weddings and the return of friends from far away...
2011, I already love you!
Here's to hoping I can hold onto this clarity that brings with it positivity and the exploration of self!