I’ve driven a specific route many times when I’ve visited with my sister-in-law. I’ve also always wanted to walk it so today was the day (well, yeah, carpe diem, right?)! Not really sure what I was expecting but this was an okay walk albeit mostly with vehicle traffic that I’m unaccustomed to walking near.
My Fitbit was very happy that I made this choice this morning, too!
This walk enabled me plenty of time to consider the past weeks of this visit in the U.S. and my impending return to Ecuador. For the first time the thought popped into my mind “I’m returning to the hard.” Not sure where the thought originated but it’s the absolute truth. Living in a country other than one’s own
My first tendency is to move out of the way, make myself smaller and out of their way – accommodate others even if it inconveniences me. However on this month long journey I’ve come to the realization that it’s totally okay if I don’t always do that anymore! Yay – another form of carpe diem – seize today to not be invisible or marginalized. A great revelation and empowerment.
Consider this for yourself – carpe diem is not just outward “doing” but it is internal, too!
THAT was a real revelation for me. Guess that’s part of the whole process. When I wrote the first draft of the book, it was broken into chapters for Carpe Diem mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. The notion being that we are whole and carpe diem is for the whole of us. Does that make sense? We need to wholly Carpe Diem.
I am writing everyday despite the interruptions, distractions, travels, funerals, encounters. THIS is how I’m choosing to really Carpe Diem. You?
Carpe Diem beloveds,