When the history books are written about 2020, there will be much to be said. Probably volumes could be written already and we are only at the half way mark.
I think the biggest takeaway when we are all said and done and so far the best way to describe it…… 2020 is a transformational year. It was the year the world stopped, caught fire and transformed.
I wish I could tell you how it transforms. I wish I could tell you how it all turns out. I wish I could say that it all works out for the best. I wish I had the gift to see into the future to give that peace of mind.
It’s not just the world transforming, but individual people. Your life is not written in stone. How are you transforming because that is the only part of the story that you have control over. No, you don’t have control over the outside forces of your life but you do have control over how you face these things. Sometimes it is easy to forget that and feel like it’s all spiraling out of control.
So may transformations.
Life is one big transformation. We grow. We learn. Sometimes we need to relearn. We transform with life experiences. We change. Our circles change. For many right now life is never changing, yet still not the same. Always transforming even when it all feels the same. Different, yet the same.
Right now I will say 100% that the books I bookmarked to read, but never did have nothing to do with time. That the “chores” I said that I would get to but still have not tackled have nothing to do with time. All those things we said we would do…. if only we had the time. Now we know if time was really what was holding us back. For many things, time had nothing to do with it but became a good cover story.
I’ve realized that I have enjoyed this step back. This time to just be with no expectations. This time to get back to basics. To realize that I didn’t start running for the medals on the wall (although I do like to look at them). I ran just to run. Much like what my mother is doing now. I have enjoyed just getting back to basics.
So as I am at home with my family, it is the same but different. I have taken another running challenge (I think I mentioned it) of running the distance of the NJ Parkway (172.4 miles). Another challenge. Same but different. This one there is no fan fare. There is no big event. There is just getting out there and getting as many miles in as I can. Same, but different.
Currently I am plugging away. I haven’t been keeping up as well as I thought, but I will push through and get it done. I’ve got a little over a month to go and it will be time to pick up the pace. Ok, not really the pace but the miles. If I’ve calculated my miles correctly, I am only at 58.8. I don’t see why I can’t get to the finish line.
Here is the thing…. What always seems impossible is right up until it isn’t. So I will keep plugging away. I will plug a little further, but I won’t stop until I get to where I need to be.