Last week I went on a hike in Great Falls with my kids. It was an unseasonably warm day, but the remnants of the cold snap were all around us, with thick layers of ice covering the canal, the trail, and cascading down various rocks.
We had a plan, a route and a destination, but no real timeline, no real hurry. So we took our time, we got waylaid and distracted by any and every distraction. We eventually got through our loop, but not without stopping throughout our walk at various spots and spaces with more than a little ice and shenanigans involved.
I was thinking about that walk with regards to last week’s blog post, and the sometimes uncomfortable realization that we need to change in certain areas in our lives. I was wondering, as I walked, how it might feel to really give ourselves time and space when change is needed…to know that we have a specific goal and a destination, but we have time and spaciousness along the way while making those changes in our lives. I wonder how it might feel to really give ourselves permission to take our time. How might it feel to slow down, to purposely slow down. I wonder if the slower change mindset might make our real need for change a little more sustainable, a little more of a journey without judgment.
My dear friends, if you have a need of change in your life, I hope you can give yourself some time and spaciousness along that journey.
Have an amazing day, my friends, and a very happy New Year.
Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!