Tuesday, August 21, 2012

My Morning Epiphany

I got up to workout this morning, like I do most mornings. It was tough. Really tough. I just couldn't do everything I wanted to, my legs felt like led, my lungs weren't cooperating, it just wasn't fun. In the middle of my workout I was having a little pity party in my head. I've been working really really hard for about 9 months, and its still SO HARD! I know that's kind of funny to say, since I know that if it wasn't hard it wouldn't be worth it, but still in the middle of it today, I just wanted it to feel easy after all the work i've put in! Just then the song  "The Climb"came on on my ipod, a song i've heard a million times, but today it struck me to the core (Don't make fun of me for having Miley Cyrus on my ipod!). Here are some of the lyrics:
I can almost see itThat dream I am dreamingBut there's a voice inside my head saying"You'll never reach it"
Every step I'm takingEvery move I make feelsLost with no directionMy faith is shaking
But I gotta keep tryingGotta keep my head held high
There's always gonna be another mountainI'm always gonna wanna make it moveAlways gonna be a uphill battleSometimes I'm gonna have to lose
Ain't about how fast I get thereAin't about what's waiting on the other sideIt's the climb
The struggles I'm facingThe chances I'm takingSometimes might knock me downBut no, I'm not breaking
I may not know itBut these are the moments thatI'm gonna remember most, yeahJust gotta keep going
And I, I got to be strongJust keep pushing on
I almost immediately teared up. That is exactly what my life is like. Its what everyone's life is like! Life is never going to be easy. Whether its exercise or motherhood or life in general. Its not meant to be easy! Its meant to be a test, a battle, a mountain climb! Sometimes the road is rocky and steep, sometimes its flat with beautiful vistas, sometimes its a downhill fun ride, buts its something you have to keep pushing through, you can't just coast, ever. I sure wish we could sometimes, but that's not what life is for. So, I finished my workout. I'm gonna keep pushing and trying in all those areas of my life where I struggle and wish it could just feel easy, because I want to improve! I want to be a better stronger person in all areas of my life and that's what its going to take. Work. And the work is worth it, the work is what changes us. It's all about the climb!

I hope this isn't too cheesy, but it sure hit a chord with me today and maybe it will with someone else too. :)



1 comment:

Emily Foley said...

So sweet. Who knew Miley had such insight into life?