Making Good Decisions
|March 14, 2014||Posted by Melinda under Uncategorized|
Why yes that IS a blur of Tess in the corner of the picture. Did you expect any different?
I ran with the unshoes again today and they were even better than the first time. I was moving slowly but steadily – a sinus head or migraine I can’t quite tell, just like I’m still not sure if this is a spell of bad allergies or a cold that has finally turned the corner.
Either way it was nice to go out for a couple of miles, enjoy the green grass, and attempt to unwind.
I’ve learned a lot of valuable lessons in vet school. One of them is that if life feels overwelming, don’t try and push through, instead take a step back.
There are some perfectly valid reasons I’m feeling overwelmed and I can acknowledge those feelings as real and appropriate. And then because some of YOU have asked me these questions often enough, I can now ask myself:
- Have I seen or ridden my horse recently (yes, a good eight mile ride yesterday on Farley, plus a ride on Tig)
- Have I gone out for a run (not in a week, been sick but could probably manage a very slow casual run tonight).
- Has Tess gotten out recently (yes, I walked her at lunch time).
- Am I hungry (eat), tired (take a nap), or lonely (call a friend or write a letter)? (Nope, I’ve been taking care of myself and getting plenty of social time to).
- Is there anything on my agenda today that if ignored for 24 hours will result in something dying (don’t laugh, this is perfectly valid…)? (Nope, next major projects aren’t due until Monday. I’m seriously behind in a paid job, but can make up the hours next week on spring break).
So I tentatively went out for a run and took Tess along.
I’m still overwhelmed by the number of changes that are going to happen in the next year, but they are no longer occupying my entire consciousness.
Time for a cup of tea