I remember as a kid strapping on my roller skates and just escape, even for just a little bit, from whatever was bothering me. My Sony Walkman on my hips, headphones on my head, and I was free.
It’s not so easy to escape these days and feel free when life keeps putting rocks in your path to trip you up. Some days are smooth sailing while other just plain suck.
From now on, Wednesday’s are going to be about moving past the obstacles and re-focusing.
I remember when I was first getting divorced, I had no idea what to do when all I wanted to do was scream and cry “WTF!!! Why me?!” After a round of throwing my plastic ziploc containers at the wall to release frustration, I made a decision to find a better way. I decided to go back to the beginning..to who I was before I got married. I began to ask myself questions such as: What music did I like? What did I read? What would I like to eat?
Lucky for me, all my old cd’s were in paper grocery bags in the basement storage. Yes, they were from the 90’s and over a decade old, but it was a connection. I needed to remember who I was. Sometimes, you need to go back a bit in order to move forward. Little by little as I listened to that old music, memories, feelings, and my spirit began to come alive again. I had forgotten what it was like to be me and it was nice to take the time to get to know myself again.
I guess my challenge for you is to not look so much as what tripped you up, but to look back and try to reconnect with a piece of yourself you lost a long time ago.
It’s time to start putting the pieces back together again!