Lately though, I've started to realize how important it is for me to take time for myself. I love waking up in the morning, making myself coffee and enjoying the quiet. There are also few things that make me happier than sitting on the beach and enjoying the sound of the waves. Unfortunately, I have a pretty difficult time maintaining the quiet, and am constantly succumbing to the huge temptation that is my phone to call someone or go online.
I've decided to work on this constant need to always feel connected, and a few weeks ago I started taking phone-less walks at the beach. Eventually those walks turned into
"I love running".
I love running. Three words that I was fairly confident would never come out of my mouth. I have always complained about how much running sucks, how it hurts my body, and how it's just boring. But today something clicked, and I realized that I value the opportunity for quiet and reflection that running provides. I loved that there wasn't music playing in my ear, a yoga instructor or boot camp instructor telling me what to do and how to move, and really that I was all by my lonesome.
I just might stick to this running thing. ;)
And in other news, I think I'm growing up..... eek.
Thanks for reading my jumbled thoughts. I have a feeling that if I continue to love running there will be lots more jumbled thoughts coming your way. =P I'm not sure if that's good or bad, guess I'll find out.
Where do you find that quiet time that makes you come alive?