|That's me in the middle there in the green shirt - asking|
"Why is there always a hill at the finish?"
|Just crossed the finish. |
Worse time than the Jingle Bell Run.
I took a 2 week break from running. No run, no walk, no posting about running, no talking about it, and no motivational things that went with it. I didn't want to bring to anyone's attention I hadn't been running, after so much talk of running and the race and how great it all was, etc, blah blah. Plus, I wondered if people were getting sick of my always talking about running, since I thought most of my friends are not runners and didn't care to see post after post of such things.
|MapMyRun app. Love it.|
I also began much self reflection. I started questioning myself and what I was doing, why I was doing it, and what SHOULD I really be doing. The stresses of earning enough were weighing heavy, and I just felt I was doing something wrong.
Then one of my friends came into the shop (she makes beautiful jewelry that we sell), and she told me she misses seeing my posts about my runs! Huh? I was shocked. I had no idea. She said 'Your posts about running inspired ME to start running!' Now I was really surprised.
'Me? I INSPIRED you to RUN? And wait - you MISS MY WRITING about runs??'
Was this a sign? Lately, I have been told many times, in many different ways, to listen to my intuition, to listen to my inner voice. The problem has been - I couldn't understand it! I couldn't hear it clearly!! But now, is this what my intuition was trying to say?
'Get back to writing, creating, and also grow your business. You can do all these. You can make writing, and creating, part of your business. So use your running to grow yourself and your business - Inspire others with your running and writing.'
|Back to the same road |
I dreamed of before.
My driveway, the subject
of many posts, inspirations,
and beautiful things.
I like to think that it is what I should be focusing on. After all, it was once a goal of mine to be able to write while earning a bit doing so. I know there is some way I can get more rewards for what I do. And since running is now something I would not give up, I think it makes sense that I use this for inspiration. It has helped me, let me help others.
I must be able to inspire more people, even if running isn't something they do. I can motivate in many ways, and writing and sharing my pictures may be just what can get me through the lean times.
So I am back here, blogging, writing, sharing, and hopefully inspiring. The rewards will follow, I am sure of it.