Thursday, November 26, 2020

Fast Forward Five+ years

 Who knew 5+ years ago that we would be living through a global pandemic? Surely not I. 

And in the last 5 years, life seems to have slowly shifted and changed to the point that I am now living the life of a woman with a nearly empty nest, yet often filled with the laughter and joy of grandchildren and adopted-by-marriage sons and daughter. It happened slowly and at the same time, overnight. 

I am not sure where to begin on the blogging venture and I know I have had many false starts over the years, but I feel called to write again. 

Rather than make excuses for my lack of writing, I will begin where I am. I haven't ever stopped writing, I only stopped posting on my blog(s). 

A few weeks ago, I signed up for my first race in over 4 years. I am excited and optimistic that I am able to begin to focus more on running again and this is a good motivator.

It has been even longer since I ran a trail race, so the 2021 Rocky Raccoon Half Marathon will be a soothing balm for my soul as that is where I am happiest when running - the woods.

For today, Thanksgiving 2020, I will reflect on all the blessing that 2020 has offered. I read recently a wonderful perspective that I have tried to integrate into my thinking about this year... 

2020 is not the year I will think about all that I have missed, 2020 is the year I will realize all that I have.

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