Wednesday, April 13, 2016

LIVIN' IN YOUR OWN SKIN -- April 13, 2016

Taking time for yourself isn't always the easiest thing to do.  It can be hard, actually.  The stress of everyday life can seem overwhelming and sometimes downright demoralizing.  My boss often talks about keeping your triangle balanced.  Making sure that you make time each day for family, work, and leisure.  I buy that....I've been burned out before and it sucks.  My "me" time is, more than often, spent on my bike.   When I mountain bike it is always with a friend.  I do that for my wife so that she doesn't worry about me when I'm in the woods.  There are times when we have a lot of conversation and there are times when we just ride and soak up the trail.  But ultimately, even though I'm with a friend or group of friends, there is "me" time.  Time spent with myself just "being."  Time for worries and stress to disappear with each passing tree...allowing life to slow down, triangles to come back into balance, & leaving me with a sense of peace, happiness, & the enjoyment of just living in my own skin.  

Taking time to soak in life & enjoy a little "me" time near Woodrow Road in Michaux State Forest -- April 14, 2014

Life is a journey, not a destination.

David A. Raymond--April 13, 2016