I didn’t want to, but this morning when the alarm went off, I was up and out of bed at 5:25. The dogs were out the door and back in to be fed before 5:30, which meant I was out the door to walk by 5:42. It wasn’t my best walk, but it also wasn’t my worst either.
I’ve given myself permission to not run, and I think that has made a difference. I’d like to run, but I’m not ready. I’m not sure what the switch will be, but I know that it hasn’t been flipped yet. I thought it had. But not so much.
So a walk this morning. Coffee. Morning pages. And then the marathon that was work. They say that the way you start something…a year, a month, a marriage, a job…is how you’re going to continue it. If today is any indication of how the month of July is going to go, lord help us. I’m not sure many of us can survive it.
I’m hoping that July brings some ease and some relaxation. I know that I’m planning to take some days off, and I hope that means that I’ll have some time to get caught up on a few things. Like some reading and writing. Some sewing. Some photography. Some time with friends and my sweet husband. As we move through the dog days of summer, the only pressing thing on my agenda is to stay as cool and collected as possible, making the most of each day.
As we begin the new month, what are your plans?