Lately my life has really seemed to be leading down that "next path". I'm not sure what it is but I'm excited about the possibilities. I'm also happy to be right where I am. I am able to be home with my kids but I'm also challenging myself with personal goals. I'm almost nearing the end of a long marathon training plan and I've been having fun with this blog that I started in October after my hamstring injury. At first it was just a way for me to start something new so that I didn't lose my MIND as a stay-at-home mommy that COULDN'T RUN! Yep, not being able to run or be very physical for a few months AND staying home all day with the kids really took its toll on me. Starting my blog gave me a creative and intellectual outlet. It was a way for me to express myself on many levels, take pictures to share, strengthen my dusty writing brain, and connect with other like-minded people. Every new follower/reader was exciting and even one or two comments on my posts were like little boosts of encouragement to my day. Now here I am, in May, thinking I'm ready for a next step, I know that I want to really focus on my marathon but then I'm certain that something big is just around the corner. Not sure what. And not sure if I will even want anything big to happen. I'm pretty content right where I am at. I know that when I'm ready, I have some ideas for books I want to write, possible organizations to start up, and new levels I want to reach as an athlete. But I always seem to be waiting. Almost waiting for it to come to me.
Yesterday, in the midst of craziness as usual, my husband called me on my cell. I was driving home from dropping soup off for my mom and I was distracted as I am most of the time these days. He told me he needed to tell me something. Something important and he wanted to make sure I was really listening before he spoke. He had been away for awhile on a work trip so I was thinking that something big must have happened and I listened carefully. I'm not always the best listener these days with the craziness of my life with three little kids. And he isn't always the one to want to talk seriously.
He very strongly and seriously told me how much he believes in me. How much he believes in my dreams and potential. He told me that he thinks I have more potential than I realize and that he wants me to GO! He wants me to GO NOW! Whatever that means. And not wait for my dreams to come to me. He encouraged me to not wait to start my ideas for writing but to find opportunities now. He also stressed how much he believes in me as an athlete.
I got a little choked up by all of this and I think he might have been a little choked up too. It sure was wonderful to hear his words and I'm so thankful to have someone like that in my life. He even sent me an e-mail with links to opportunities he encouraged me to go for.
Just knowing that someone so close to me, my best friend, love of my life, my partner in life, stopped to seriously tell me how much he believed in my dreams and was there to support me in them, was a very powerful experience. I've always known that he feels this way but I don't think he's ever just stopped and very seriously said these things so strongly.
The power of having a community, a person, SOMEONE to believe in us and support us in our dreams is so special. I'm not sure what I'm ready for at this point in my life but I do know that I have some pretty awesome support when I decide to take this next step in my life! Thank you Honey!
Again, thank you for your wonderful e-mails and supportive comments about my post on spirituality.
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Who would you say is a person that has always believed in you and encouraged you in your dreams?