I have always been a creature of circumstance much like a leaf on a shady branch. I have adapted to the actions of others, like we all have. It took a bit of insight for me to begin to forge my own journey as I feel the needs and wants of others. We take the path of least resistance and the headstrong are said to run into walls, but we honor them for their efforts.
I stood by, worked hard and gained weight because I was unwilling to tackle the consumption within our home. Quietly, I lost my way. But I’m awake now. I’m aware. I understand that my silence was participation and tough love for the sake of our values is a battle worth fighting. Quietly by offering choices with open minded education and by example. Everything in balance. Mind focused on a goal of health, spirit whole and forgiving, body connecting and accountable and feet firmly grounded on the Earth.
I’m awake now. My overweight and stagnant but happy past is behind me. I’m training to be a firefighter. I’m going to do my best. If there is someone more qualified, by all means, I wish them well. All I can do is do my best to serve and live the dream.