View Down our Gravel Driveway
Walking on Day 3
Foolish Adventures in Driving on Day 5 - getting slightly stuck in front of my parent's house after dropping them off.
Under the trees in our backyard, it wasn't so deep.
I've had a few new worries on the health side of my life. A few medical tests down, a few more to come, and some answers, but not all the answers. The waiting and the in-between moments are the worst for me, when my imagination goes wild in the wrong way.
Last week on Wednesday, I basically shut down and just worried all day - I didn't get a single bit of anything done - not for IWSG, not for teaching, not for writing, not anything. It was just a worry day. I think I did my steps, but that's it. I breathed. I walked. I worried. I pet the cat and dog. I didn't even realize it was Wednesday or IWSG day or anything. It was a day of personal storm.
It wasn't a good day. But, I had to get through it. I had to find my way out of the other side with prayer, some journal writing filled with exclamation points, and a bit of music and movement (not happy dancing, but dancing that helped me get through the mood).
I know I can be healthy - physically, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. But, my health isn't going to look like everyone else's health. I have physical illnesses and potential physical illnesses which are life-long. Some of them are inherited. Some just are. I have to live with them, but I don't have to let them own me.
I may have Hashimoto's Disease, Meniere's Disease, SIBO (current, but I'm killing it with a special diet), and a handful of other issues (undergoing tests, etc), but they don't own me. I refuse to let them define me.
I am an author. I am a mom. I am a wife. I am a teacher. I am a Child of God.
I am a dancer (not a good one, but a dance around the house one). I am a singer. I am a reader. I am a walker. I have been and will be again a skier and bicyclist.
I am not giving up. I am embracing a future of hope and promise.
What do you do when you are snowed in? (Literally or Figuratively)?
BTW - Come Back on Valentine's Day for a Guest Post from Nick Wilford!