Archive for May 25th, 2011

25 May 2011

On the Road

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I did not start my new journey off exactly the way I would have liked to last night.

First, the good stuff. I started my day off with a long walk with my dog. It allowed me to think, get a little exercise, and enjoy the sunshine. Then I got through pretty much everything on my to-do list.

My mom had the whole family over for dinner tonight for the first time since my dad died. She’s had just the three of us over before, but this was my brother and his family as well. Dinner was great and we had a fantastic night, talking and laughing. I unfortunately ate too much lasagna and an unnecessary piece of garlic bread. And I topped it off with banana cream pie.

I know it doesn’t help that I’m exhausted because G’s been waking up INSANELY early every morning. When I’m tired I definitely have a harder time making good choices. I also walk into walls.

So, I wasn’t perfect. But today is another day and a chance to make better decisions. And a year from now, I won’t remember the pie. I’ll remember Garrett and his cousin Sam drawing pictures in the living room, my brother and I coming up with stupid rhymes to punch up a joke, and my mom watching proudly as my niece cleared the table and did the dishes.  And Garrett? He slept an hour later today!!

This morning I feel… Happy and grateful. I can choose to feel however I want to today.  That’ll be part of this journey. Because I don’t just want to be proud of myself when I get to where I’m going. I want to be proud and joyful along the way.