Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Rome wasn't built in a day...

It's definitely a weird feeling coming back to my childhood home after living through four years of college on my own. For a while I thought of limbo: You are at a party and join in because there is music playing, because you want to have fun too. What I've learned is sometimes you have to go as low as you can go, your back stretching and folding until you are in the clear. Again you take your turn, and go until you get stuck. You think, the music still going that "winning" or "making it past" the low points is a success. But really it is the in between that keeps your blood flowing and is the most challenging part. Standing on line wondering if you can get through. If you can shimmy under the pole for another round or have gotten out, you are no better than when you started.

There are expressions/quotes that are so overly used you sometimes forget they are used for good reason- because they are true
Here are a few:

Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans
Rome wasn't built in a day
It's a marathon not a race

They keep me grounded in the fact that not everything turns up over night. It's about going around again, being afraid to get stuck but then learning to trust yourself- the flexible and strong person you are becoming.

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