Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Change of plans...

"Life isn't about the destination, it's about enjoying the journey." - And thank goodness for that. How many times have I set out to reach one destination and ened up somewhere totally different? Or the journey takes a whole different route than planned. If life was just about the destination I would be a complete failure. And while this does sometimes feel true... I look back on the little journeys I have taken that make up my life and I can't help but smile. The people I have met, the adventures I have had, the lessons I have learned, they all make up the person I am today.

We make plans and God laughs.

The first profession I can remember wanting as a kid was to be an ice skater...ha ha, He must have gotten a big laugh out of that one. It's important to plan and be prepared because as they say, "Those who fail to plan, plan to fail" but, you have to be ready to roll with the punches. Life is going to happen and it's going to be messy and difficult but it will also be beautiful and rewarding.

When I first started out on this "Health" journey I knew that if it was truly going to work it had to be a life change forever. Meaning there was no finish line. There would be highs and lows but, either way I had to keep going. It wasn't about reaching a number and then stopping. Of course I had a number... "the" number (the goal weight)... but thank goodness it is not the end all because I'm still not there. If this was all just about the number... then everything so far would feel like a total fail because I'm still not there. Honestly, I really thought I would be. It's been a little over a year and half and I truly thought I would be there by now... but I'm not. I'm not at that number but I am having the journey of a lifetime. The last year and half has been EPIC. I am doing things I always wanted to do but never gave myself the chance. I have met people that have changed me... I am different, I am better, because of them. And the lessons I have learned and am learning... oh the lessons.

So, change of plans... I'm not going to be an ice skater when I grow up. And I don't weigh 160... yet. And I may never cross everything off my bucket list. But I promise you this, I sure am going to try. And I will fail, and fail hard but, I'm also going to keep on, press in, and live my life to the very fullest.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. Colossians 3:23

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