Sunday, January 25, 2015


Sometimes, I wonder about my mind.  It goes to these crazy places and makes these strange connections. 

This time, the connection is renovations.

My house is almost the same age a I am.  I haven't been in it that long.  Others lived here and they made their changes.  But now it's mine.  There are changes to be made.  Over time, I will make those changes.

Last week, I joined a "get healthy" challenge.  As I was on the treadmill at the gym today, my mind took over.  I'm not doing a challenge.  I'm undergoing renovations.

Life is tough.  It doesn't matter who you are or what your circumstances are, life is just hard.  Much like time takes its toll on a house, life takes its toll on our bodies.  Some of us have been better with the routine up keep.  Some of us have been too busy to see what is happening around us.

I have fallen into the latter category.  No, that's not true.  I knew what was happening, but I was in denial.  But now it's time to face the truth.

So now, I am under renovation.  I working to make the foundation of my body more stable.  I'm trying to make the utilities of my body work better and more efficiently.  And maybe, just maybe, there will be some cosmetic changes too.

But I also need to remember.  Everyone is excited about renovations in the beginning.  Then they realize how hard it is.  You want to give up, but you don't.  Renovations always have set backs and unexpected challenges.  You want to give up, but you don't.  And there may be times when you are so frustrated that you cry.  You want to give up, but you don't.

Any renovation is a lot of work.  But if you keep going, keep trying, and face every challenge head on, there will come a day.  A day when you look around you and realize you did it.

So here's to my personal renovation.  May I have the strength to keep going no matter what the challenge.

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