Enjoy the Ride

I’ve had a lot on my mind lately. I feel like it’s just major life changes catching up with me over the past nine months. 

The changes have been good. 

I had been wondering if change was possible, but then things sort of clicked, like when your car on the roller coaster engages with the chain that pulls you to the top of that first big hill.  The wheels are in motion, and you can’t stop it or control it. Just enjoy the ride. 

Rides may take you beyond the reaches of your comfort zone. This can be intimidating, but I can see it as an opportunity.  Once I go to the unknown place or do the uncomfortable thing, it becomes part of my life’s experience, and my circle of comfort expands. 

We want things to stay the same, but they just don’t. 

Minute by minute, hour by hour, year by year, we’re learning new routines. In the moment, I’m just coping. I’m getting through the next task. Later, when I look back on my life, I say oh yes, I went here and there, I did this and that. It’s not scary, it’s just my life. 

That’s also what it’s like to paint. I might struggle with brush strokes, and question my progress. That’s part of the journey. Later on, I’ll likely say oh yes, I painted that. It was easy. 

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