So often in my life determination and perseverance have been tied to work-related goals. Over the past several months though, perhaps as a part of my soul-searching journey on the path to 40 and beyond, my goal has been to become healthy inside and out.
With this goal perseverance and determination have taken on new meanings. Healthy inside means not only making good choices for feeding my body but also good choices for feeding my soul. Don’t get me wrong, good choices are difficult in both areas…I love a good glass of wine, often. However the choices for my soul are much harder. Working to always be true to my soul is simply hard emotional work. That being said, it really feels great…and is becoming easier and easier each day. Too bad I can’t say the same about running.
Having determination and working to persevere for the work needed internally manifests itself externally too. Good choices show on my face, can be heard in my words, and live in my heart.
Next weekend my sister, a friend, and I are doing a mud run. Not exactly a princess activity, but so soul-enriching I can’t wait. It feels so good to feed the true me.
I’m thankful to be surrounded by a cadre of people who provide me motivation to continue on this journey.