Holding Serve

Today was a travel day with family.

When I was younger I used to get so impatient to get places.

These days with two young kids, some time to sit and think while driving can be a welcome respite.

Finding those moments to take stock of what has been lost and gained becomes ever more critical when we finally take responsibility for ourselves.

It allows us to honestly assess our efforts. Where we have succeeded. Where we have failed. Where our processes need adjusting.

Most days, I find that these moments tend to fill me with gratitude.

About two years ago, I was an awful version of myself.

I was unhealthy in body, in mind, and in spirit. I was lost.

And now?

Now, I’ve reclaimed what I’d lost. I’ve regained attitudes and abilities I thought were long gone.

But I’m glad I met that version of myself.

While that version took from me at time, it now gives me strength. The transformation from that person to this one gives me confidence. I’ve realized I’ve only ever hinted at what I am truly capable of.

And the best part of all?

Tomorrow I can get after it all over again.

Today was a good day for reflection, but tomorrow we get back to work on shaping what that reflection looks like.

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