OK so my first two posts have begun with my toes being cold, I don't think this is going to be a trend, but with me you never know. Although today my toes are cold on purpose ☺. I woke up this morning and did a short session with my Wii fit (see mom I am using it!) and then after work I went to zumba. Needless to say my left arch is a little sore. Enter the ice pack. Ahhh relief.
My feet are important to me. And I've just started realizing what I can accomplish when I'm standing on my own two feet.
I can dance. Irish step dance, something I wanted to learn since I was a little girl. Something that has brought some of the most amazing people I have ever met into my life. An art form, a sport, a lot of fun.
I can run. And no not just because someone is chasing me, because I have a goal. That goal is the finish line, and every time I cross over those silly timing bumpers at the end of a race I win. I win because I did it, I finished. I did something I never thought I would ever do...and so far this year, I've crossed the finish line in four races.
|first time mowing...ever|
I can mow my own lawn. Ya you heard me, I own a lawn, it surrounds the house that I also own. As a single 20-something I NEVER thought I would own my own house. Amazing what you can do with savings, great credit, business savvy and an amazing family willing to help you out. And here is the shocking part, until I was 28 I NEVER EVER EVER mowed a lawn in my life.
I can lead. Leading is something that always came easily to me, but leading while teaching others to be leaders in their own right is something that takes practice.
I can walk. There are many sad and tragic things that happen, to me, to the people I love, to people I don't know. These things are not anything that I cannot handle with the love and support of my friends and family, and nothing that they will ever need to go though without my love and support. Cancer, death, chronic disease, loss, heartache... Every year we walk. We walk to Make Strides Against Breast Cancer. We walk to create a world free of MS. And we walk to support each other, no matter the cause.
I can be strong. I am strong. I stand on my own two feet. I stand for the things I believe in. I stand behind those who needs my support. And sometimes, I stand alone...which is the scariest thing in the world, until I realize that I am never *truly* standing alone.
I can climb stairs. Up those stairs is my bed...and since today is not the last early morning I will have. And so for now, I will stand on my two feet, climb/hobble up the stairs of my home and crawl into bed.