With summer officially coming to a close, I can’t help but reminisce about the sunny days not too long ago. It has been gloomy and raining all week in Calgary and I am coming to accept that fall may actually be here. While there are some upsides (mainly the fact that I am able to push through my summer reading list left untouched for four months in a quarter of the time), I am already missing warm careless days at the lake and long lunches in the sun. Can we just delay the “real” world a bit longer haha?
Sometimes life can be rough or hit us hard, but it is how we cope and rise above during these times of adversity that teach us the most. We are all icebergs only revealing a portion to the world and each person is fighting a battle harder than we know. Lets all be kind, compassionate and helpful towards our neighbours this week!
Take a break, grab a coffee and enjoy this intermission from the daily grind!
This past week was spent battling off a migraine that latched in for quite awhile, so I was glad to finally be out of the house this weekend. It seems that fall is popping up more and more, making me sad and missing summer already. I will just have to look forward to the snow frosted days soon enough and the first signs of spring months from now. In the meantime I have been keeping busy and partaking in some fall activities, as it is inevitable with it being Ryan’s favourite season.
I have mentioned it a few times before, but running for me is a release and a time when I am free from the world to be with myself, in the moment. Over the span of my running career I have completed countless races from 5k to half-marathons, with the looming Marathon a soon to be achieved goal of mine. However, I was not always a runner and there was a time in my life when the thought of running 5k seemed impossible to me. I even specifically remember telling a friend of mind that no way in H E Double Hockey Sticks would I ever run a couple km’s never mind 5k. But here I am, a crazy insane lover of running and I have never looked back.
During a recent road trip to Yellowstone National Park, I found myself in front of what may be the most famous barn in the USA: Mormon Row in Grand Teton National Park (something I did not know existed being from Canada). Having known we were going to stop here on the way to our final destination, I couldn’t help ruining a few of Ryan’s landscape photos for my own selfish gain. I think the result was pretty spectacular … not to be the self-loving narcissist or anything.
I am no expert in Psychology, nor have I done any extensive amount of studying or research in the area. But as a human being, I think it is fair to say that we are constantly growing and changing (at least in my experience that has been the cycle of my life so far).
So what happens when we are forced into what feels like a stationary time or have found ourselves in a place of dissatisfaction? This is something I have recently been faced with in my life and has been a centre point in the lives of many around me. After some much needed self reflection, thinking and a few pints of beer I believe I have come up with the solution (at least as it pertains to my life).