We are halfway through 2017 and I just realized that in the month of June I blogged everyday except for one. The day that I missed was Wednesday the 28th. It wasn’t for any particular reason. My bf recently returned from New Zealand and I think we slept in and then lost track of time…
Even still, this was my most consistent month of blogging! Consistency is key and it feels so good to know that I was able to stick with something for 29 days! Yesterday we went for several long walks and it gave me a chance to think and reflect. I realized that every 6 years has been amazing for me.
6 years ago it was 2011 and I had made great progress with my healing. I was finding my voice and training for my 1st triathlon. I was also a swim coach which had been a long-time dream for me. After I completed my triathlon I started running consistently. It was also the year that I decided I couldn’t do casual relationships and I met my best friend (at the time).
6 years before that was 2005. I was still probably in the best shape of my life because I had been swimming 10 times a week before I tore my rotator cuff. It was a hard change for me, but I quickly enrolled in a Water Safety Instructor Course and Lifeguard Training and I fell in love with teaching and getting paid to do what I loved. I loved it so much that I worked at 3 different pools and I also got a job as a receptionist at a Plastic Surgeons Office. I got to perform my “Praeludium and Allegro” solo at the orchestra concert. That spring I auditioned for colleges and went on all of my campus tours. It was the summer that I lost my beloved Grandpa Leo and I sang Ave Maria at his funeral. A few days later I got my driver’s license.
6 years before that it was 1999 and I was on cloud 9 because I got to spend a lot of time with my brand new baby sister. I had just started swimming and playing the violin and that year I went from last chair in Symphony (where nobody wanted to talk to me) to first chair and all of a sudden everyone wanted to be my friend.
6 years before that was 1993 I was in kindergarten and every day was grand. Despite the fact that I had separation anxiety and would cry everyday when my mom dropped me off. I also started swimming lessons and ballet shortly after.
It is now 2017 and it has been an amazing year. It is the first time since middle school that I haven’t had to work a job while in school. Being in school has felt like such a luxury and I discovered that I love learning. I am with the love of my life and we make a great team. I am not in the best shape of my life, but I am working on bettering myself. Also it is sad that my sister has been out of the picture, but I love her so much and hope someday she will come around. It breaks my heart to know that my dad is suffering and his health is rapidly declining, but I also know that this is a part of life. I am going to enjoy the time that we have.
We are halfway through the year and I have a Heart Full of Hope ❤