Today, the oldest and I skipped our usual track workout and decided to ride bikes instead. As we rode past barking dogs, and houses, and people walking, I realized how much I enjoyed the change of scene.
A couple of weeks ago when I had lost my motivation to write, I wasn’t sure why. There was no passion behind my posts anymore, no great ideas and the spark that had powered me through the first half of the challenge was snuffed out.
Not knowing what to do, I cut my writing time down to 30 minutes and just powered through each post hoping to snap out of whatever was ailing me. Today I’ve realized that my only ailment was boredom.
All I needed was a change of scene.
Between doing my affirmations every morning, going to the track, doing my podcast at 2 pm, activities with the kids, writing, my regular work and of course meals and all the other good stuff in between, I lost myself a bit.
The rigid structure of my day started to drive me crazy.
Sometimes I need random things to happen, like stargazing at midnight, or getting lost on a road trip and enjoying the long way home. Even something as simple as riding bikes instead of running makes my day more interesting.
To me, these spontaneous moments are what makes life fun.
Structure has its place, but within in it, I still need the freedom to live and create. Making space for the journey is exactly what I needed to get re-inspired and now that’s my primary focus moving forward.
Thank you for reading!