The last couple of weeks have been more stressful than I would like to admit. There have been a lot of great things like getting an offer on our house (yay!) but the impending move has me feeling anxious. I know that this change is going to be a great one in the long run, but the uncertainty of leaving a place that has become so comfortable is making me crawl out of my skin. And, when I am feeling overly anxious, I almost always choose this time to be unhappy with me – my body, my abilities, my relationships….and on and on in a horrible spiral.
Last Monday I started feeling these negative thoughts. Matt and I took the rug rat for a run, and I was feeling slow and tired. We got in a short 2 mile run before heading back home for dinner, bath time and the normal night with a baby. When we were changing from the run, I put Jack on our bed. I had a shiny bracelet at the other end of the bed that caught Jack’s attention. I watched as his expression said, “I’m going to get that!” He army crawled to the bracelet pretty slowly, and he was panting! But he was so determined. When he got to his prize he smiled and grabbed. I let him have a few congratulatory seconds before stealing it back. What a mood changer!
While Jack only moved about 2 feet, he gave it his all and accomplished something completely new. I’m going to try to quit whining and just get out there and go for it. Whether the “it” is getting in a slower 2 miler, or moving hundreds of miles away to get closer to achieving a dream. I hope your week gets you closer to an accomplishment, big or small, too! (Now trying to pack with a more mobile baby is another story…)