Friday, September 10, 2010

moment of clarity.

Most days I fly by the seat of my pants.  I have an underlying nervous energy which leaves me a bit unsettled, wondering what the day has in store for me.  It is rare for me to feel completely relaxed and calm.  The only time I feel truly centred is when I run.

When I run everything makes sense.  The world is not so complicated.   Life's challenges are not insurmountable.  Things will be better and things will be worse.  But everything will be okay, if not now, eventually.

I wish it were not so easy to forget how good I feel when I run.  Running helps me shut out all of the self-doubt, it slows me down and helps me find a quiet place where I can hear the truths my heart is telling me over the roar of my insecurity and depression.

food is fuel.
exercise is good for my mental health.
people love me.
I'm smart and pretty and funny and I have something to offer this world.

If only it weren't so easy to forget.


  1. I don't know anything about these "running" and "exercising" things of which you speak, but I just noticed your gum drops + unicorns page. Love it.

  2. @bigdaddy - glad you like it :-)