The summer season affords me the opportunity to dig deep within my soul. In my early 40s, I found myself drifting from television. As I emptied the drama shows, seemingly, the drama was emptied out of my life. Now in my 50s, I spend most of my alone time in the quiet. I have the options of television, media and music; I love the quiet and its gentleness. There is something sacred about the quiet that not only calms, but conditions and nourishes my mind. The absence of abrupt voices remind me that I am exempt from conversation by choice. I’ve learned to put quiet in the queue of life. In the quiet, my soul is yielded to peace. I have the right to live a quiet life exempt from opinion, criticism, confusion and chaos.
#stayfocused #staytrue #stayyou
“Back on the Bike” July 4th! It’s been 10 years since my last bike ride. I could hardly believe it. My beautiful bike sat still for 10 years. I was a bit hesitant to go for a ride, but why not? My hubby cleaned my bike and I got my gloves, glasses, helmet and water bottle up and we hit the trail! Wow! It was a seamless transition on the path. I was riding with a flow and feeling great, stress extracting from my being. I felt good and regained my confidence and love for biking once again. I didn’t restart, but I returned to that which was good for me! My bike seat was uncomfortable and I had to readjust several times. It was necessary because I had become so comfortable in one place. I’m just grateful for the opportunity to “Pick that up.”