Purpose in the journey. I keep reminding myself that every
journey has a purpose, and not every journey is a trip. Some
journeys are emotional, some spiritual, some physical. Some
are discoveries, like the awakening of a long-lost dream.
Less than 24 hours after returning home from
Crystal Symphony, I was in surgery for a double hip
replacement. (Yes, it was planned and yes, I am doing well.) In
the hazy 48 hours that have followed, some thoughts have become
Journeys Aren't Always About Travel
Journeys can be the second chance you didn’t know you needed.
With new hips (why do I keep hearing the Bionic Woman sound
effect in my head…), I feel free to begin the next
stage of life. I am proud of the obstacles I’ve battled and
beaten, but it’s time to be battle free.
Unexpected Discoveries on this "Trip"
You never know what life is going to bring. I often say “life is
tricky,” and indeed it is. But there is always purpose in the
journey. You just have to look for it.
I realized I have been living with some physical discomfort for
my entire life. Whoever heard of hip joints too large for
the socket? (Apparently that's a thing...at least in me.)
It was a relief to discover that my discomfort was legitimate
I’m tired .... so tired from being in chronic pain. I have more
sympathy and empathy for others who live with chronic pain and I
know how exhausting the battle is to simply make it through each
I was shocked to discover I now only feel pain and tenderness of
the muscles and incision healing. It is NOTHING compared to to
the extreme pain I’ve been living with for several years.
Purpose in the Journey
I am reminding myself that this healing time is just for me. No
one else gets to be a part of this rest and rejuvenation.
THIS IS A TIME OF BEING GOOD TO AND TAKING CARE OF MYSELF.
I want to remind all of us that situations like this require a
resting period to rejuvenate both mind and soul. And that it is
OK to rest. It is more than OK to rest. It is necessary for the
success of this journey.
For those of us who are workaholics, we must remember this IS
productive time. Not laziness. I am setting up the foundation
that will carry me though the rest of my life and impact the
future of my business.
Good things can come in unexpected and unpleasant packages. This
is just one of them, but it's a part of my journey. I'll
learn more by embracing the experience.
Drop me a line on Facebook and
share something important you've learned on a recent journey. And
then take a moment to celebrate the journey you've finished and
the one yet to come!
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