My challenge for today is to do it anyway. I’m halfway through my return to Ecuador from the U.S. and I’m feeling particularly tired and wishing it were over with because I know how much more is to come.
Sometimes we face an inevitability that we just don’t “feel” like facing but we have to do so anyway. Ugh.
The longest part of this particular flight is over for me. The airport waiting smells, feels, looks the same every time. I’ve been doing this every 5-6 months for the past 5 years, When I actually see that in writing, it seems nearly hard to believe. No wonder I’m less than enthusiastic this time around! I’m tired on several levels, I guess, but nonetheless I’ve a mandate to Carpe Diem somehow!
Our home in its current unpacked and under construction state makes it challenging to return to, too. I’ve been living from my suitcases since July and will return home to perhaps more chaos than I left. This remodeling project once predicted to take one month has of course stretched into three with a dim light at the end of the tunnel.
Alrighty so how to carpe diem in this situation? It takes discipline and perseverance, I believe. What am I doing today? I’m chatting w/strangers (en ingles y espanol), pushing myself physically (but not Fitbit driven at the moment) with an extraordinarily heavy backpack, laptop case and jacket. I am deliberately choosing not to be a doormat but to know my needs are just as important as others and I needn’t always set my own aside (that’s a real revelation I need to keep reminding myself). I’m choosing the look at the adventure rather than the drag of this trip.
Make the choice right now!
Carpe diem, beloveds!