learning to take what is thrown my way into stride & see the growth opportunities & make the most of each learning curve…
somehow this past weekend was truly a trying adventure where I had to face my fears & step out of my comfort zone. it kind of feels like I fell flat on my face – I didn’t finish the race (yes, body kinda shut down AGAIN)
looking back, I now will admit…
– I didn’t train hard & long enough
– wasn’t as mentally prepared as I thought (& told myself) I was
but I take these as learning curves & growth opportunities…
not just seeing what went wrong, but actively doing something to not allow it to happen again. to not just sit back & think I can carry on as is, but to choose to do something about it all.
the weekend was a true adventure… & even though I didn’t finish the race & walked out with some things to seriously take into consideration for the future… the weekend wasn’t all gloom & doom.
I achieved something – I made it to checkpoint 1, up the 1st pyramid 🙂
so I’ve decided that next year I’ll go cheer & support & help out where help is needed & just do the pyramid challenge.
just some of the crazy moments that made this weekend memorable…
being teased about happy knees & fishnet tights… setting up a tent with the help of friendly neighbours in what felt like gale force winds… (wondering if anything would blow away) supper with friends! don’t mess with my tutu 🙂 spotting a pink bunny rabbit… making new friends along the way!! facing my fears… receiving a helping hand… talking about purpose & what living is… meeting facebook friends face to face… helping out at the finishing shute… asking for people’s numbers… giving high 5’s & sharing free hugs! sharing war stories!! a lot of laughs (wondering if it had anything to do with what we were drinking) cheering friends on who participated in the pyramid challenge… (trying to see if there were any trolls living under the bridge we crossed) packed up camp… stopping for wimpy brunch… playing an epic game of eye spy…
and then the waterpipe burst!
thankful for the friends I’ve got!! (thankful for roadside coffee)
shared some more war stories… waterpistols made their appearance & someone got shot every 5 minutes… saw a breathtaking sunset & watched the supermoon rise… got picked up & brought back to Bfn in a towtruck
(watch the videoclip – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qwuGtnuI48)
organised for the car to be sorted! had some coffee & a shot of something stronger.
I think, taking into consideration that on Monday it was 13 years later since my mom’s passing, all the emotions of the weekend & me missing my mom left me feeling just a bit overwhelmed…
BUT, isn’t it amazing to know that it is exactly when we feel vulnerable, lost & weak that God will show us through all sorts of little things how truly LOVED we are.
that even in what feels like a gigantic storm, He’s the one holding us safe & that no matter what, He’ll take care of us!!
realising again how blessed I am, & it’s really not for me!!
it is so I can be a blessing unto others!!