Since this is my blog and I’m completely free to do whatever I wish with it, I plan to take breaks every once in awhile from writing polished blog posts. Today is one of those days. I will share a quicker piece of writing. A glimpse into my thoughts. I plan to do this periodically; to pass along a heartfelt thought-provoking message from me to you.
There are naturally times and situations in my life when I am more prone to these thoughts. In the shower, during my commute, while running on the gravel road. ...especially while running on the gravel road.
That gravel road… I tell you what… it's as if, while I'm running, I brush off the dust on *ME*. It’s my reset button. It’s the place where all of the baggage I’ve accumulated since my previous run gets sloughed off. It’s the place where my stress, fears, ickiness are stripped away and left behind. What do you do that accomplishes the same? Where and what is your “Gravel Road*? What can you do, just for yourself, that grounds you? Balances you? Find it. Do it. And do it frequently enough that *YOU* aren't far from the surface in your day to day life.
In previous posts, I’ve alluded to a period of time where my *ME* was suppressed. I have yet to fully describe that 6 year darkness. Now isn’t the time, but I plan to eventually. For now I will say that those years didn't afford me opportunities to brush off the dust atop *ME*. THAT’S what made them a dark time. I became buried. In terms of my soul, my spirit, *I* was buried. My *ME* was suppressed. I didn’t handle that well. No one truly would, I imagine, if they really tune in to themselves. That experience, I feel, is why I’ve recently become so passionate about helping others brush off their own dust.
A dear friend phrased it like this to me the other day... 'Sounds like you're shedding some layers of skin.' BEAUTIFUL! Absolutely beautiful. And so true. So so true.
Go! Brush off the dust! Shed some skin! Find your *Gravel Road* and frequent it as often as you can!
I am a wife, mom to two and teacher. I have a lot of things I'd like to go after in this lifetime!