I had some me time this weekend and it made me realize how much my mindset has changed. In the past I was so used to being on the go that when I had free time, I was on the go as well. That was not the case this weekend. I relaxed and spent time at my favorite places, a local art studio and a nearby lake.
As I walked around the lake, I thought about the fact that I’ve been walking the same trail for 10 years and it made me a little sad. Don’t get me wrong…I love it there! I just thought 10 years ago my life would be a lot different now. I had to explore that. 10 years ago, where did I think my life would be now?
A switch flipped in my head and immediately my thought process changed. I may not be exactly where I want to be, but I’m here! That line always makes me think of The Color Purple, LOL! It’s true though, if you’re reading this we made it 🙌 and for that I’m grateful! Then I began asking myself what have I accomplished in the past 10 years.
10 years ago, I was just starting grad school and now I have a Master’s and PhD. 10 years ago, my kids were in grade school. Since then, they have both graduated high school with honors and have been awarded college scholarships. I’m not mentioning these things to be boastful but out of gratitude because with all the challenges we’ve had to endure along the way, it’s truly miraculous that we are where we are. We’re here 😊. I’m going to write a book one day…
As I continued my walk, I smiled and thought, “what will my life be like 10 years from now?” Although I don’t know the answer, I can only hope I’ll be walking around a lake somewhere, smiling, and being grateful.