The one solution to rule them all:
Run from your problems and come back to find them solved.
This morning I went for a run for the first time in many months. It was cold and windy and my lungs hurt but it was awesome. It wasn’t some resolution or anything, it was purely a matter of convenience. I had no work to do and no kid to look after which made getting ready, running, stretching and showering afterward a total breeze. Except the running part which was certainly breezy in another sense with a wind chill of -8 (Celsius).
When I run I wonder why I stopped running in the first place. Like all things that are difficult or uncomfortable in some way, when I’m not doing it, I’m glad I’m not doing it and it’s so easy to avoid putting my gear on and walking out the door. After I’ve run I think, “I should do this more often!”. That idea wears off pretty quickly though. It’s like my willpower is nothing more than the salt on my skin that is washed away by a long shower and soap on a pink poof.
I didn’t plan on posting anything today. My writing focus for the New Year was supposed to be my novel which is nearly ready for the first round of beta readers. Now that we’ve gone out for breakfast and I’ve had some bacon I really don’t feel like writing much anymore, I can’t even remember what profound insight I wanted to share. Bacon will do that to ya.
Oh yeah, it was about my theme for 2015:
I don’t know why that’s pink but it felt like the right colour at the time. This year’s theme crystallized in early December or late November but until this morning it was all about money. Yeah, I’m superficial, whatever. You want more money too, so don’t judge me.
While I was running, actually no, it was when I got home and was stretching my hip , I realized that this year could be about abundance in all things. The first area that came to mind was energy. That opened the creative floodgate to all kinds of ideas like love, creativity, laughter, and so on.
Overall, I’m stoked about this year. I said the same thing last year although it was more along the lines of,”boy am I glad $%&@#!* 2013 is over!” So maybe that’s not exactly the same thing but I’ve matured, a little. Plus, 2013 was a pretty weird and lousy year. So lousy it required two posts to cover it’s awfulness. It wasn’t hard for 2014 to come out ahead of that, the only place it could go was up, which is kind of the nice thing about being at the bottom.
All this talk of abundance is making me crave a purge session. It’s time to get rid of all the crap so I can make room for the better stuff. And it’s not just the physical things I need to get rid of, the emotional baggage needs to be packed up and carted out of here too. Everything will be so light I’m just gonna float through this coming year. I know, I know, I’ll get poked in the eye by a tree branch at some point and will fall down on my ass but I don’t intend to sit there and moan about it. I’m gonna kick that stupid tree, regret it, apologize and then carry on.
Happy New Year.