Saturday, May 8, 2010


Have you ever been stuck in a rut? No, I mean a real rut. I used to have a 100 yard red clay drive way in New Mexico. Monsoon season and that driveway was one very big rut. You could aim straight & follow the rut and get out, but one wrong move and you were stuck. Sideways....the only way out was to get back in the path of the rut and try to go slowly.

I've been stuck in a rut. Not a red clay rut, but a life rut. Wet red clay all the way out and one slip and I was out of the rut and just spinning my tires.

Sometimes the way out of a rut is straight through it. Hang on tight, keep the steering wheel steady and aim for the horizon. It does no good to complain about the rut, it is what it is. It does no good to fight the rut, the rut doesn't care how you feel. You can steer left and you can steer right, but the only way out is to just keep moving forward. Slow and steady.

Today I beat the rut. I got up, I went to the gym, walked 2 miles and burned 207 calories. I was sweating people! It was dripping down my forehead, that was awesome.

I colored my hair a really awesome slightly reddish color, got my nails done, took care of some work responsibilities, got my Mom my signature Mother's Day gift, went to the grocery store and got what I need, not what I want....except for the low calorie ice cream bars I let myself have, and now I'm home....not throwing myself into my housecleaning, but not sitting here looking at it either.

Oh, and I bought myself flowers, because I'm awesome.

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