OK. I am off. I am going hiking today. Down off of Skyline Blvd. there looks to be a pretty great hike. The book I have says that it is ten miles but on the map it shows a way to cut that in half. I am psyched to be heading outside to do some thinking. I have been doing a lot of gifts to myself lately and it has really helped me refocus a little bit on me. Which is such a good thing. I think I needed to be a little bit more centered. Today I am going to deliberately be thinking about my health and the end of the project. I start hiking. It is all downhill for the first 3 miles. That is nice but it means I will be going back up that hill….ugh. When I get to the bottom I find the ‘cut in’ trail so that I don’t have to do go the whole route. To my dismay it is 4 miles back to where I started…and it is all up an even steeper hill. Sigh. I wanted to check in with my health…sigh. As I scramble up four agonizing miles of hill I promise myself that IF I make it back to my van I will do one thing every day for my health. It was brutal but I made it. And I will be keeping that daily practice of ‘health work’ as a gift to myself. I will get healthier one small step….one gift at a time. That makes me happy. I drive home…and crash on the couch. What a hike.
This was a neater idea in my head than it is in real life….On my hike I saw a lot of monarch butterflies. I wanted to paint them but decided to paint an origami one instead. I mixed the paint right on the canvas. It was fun….just not exactly what I had in mind. You would be surprises at how much that happens to me. Take care. PS – What have you done for your health and well being today?