#growwings - spirit

I don’t think it is a secret that I am really really busy. Prior to blogging through this challenge (even setting it up!), I had been neglecting this space. It wasn’t because I was resistant or because I had nothing to say. It was just because I am so incredibly swamped. Between building this challenge, developing individual training plans, and trying to prepare for spring race training, I don’t even know what end is up. (I love all of this, though. It doesn’t really even feel like work.) Add that to my full-time job, trying to be a good wife, trying to feed us healthy, and marathon training? It looks pretty overwhelming. Right now, I’m doing pretty well.

But I don’t know how long that will last. I wake up in the middle of the night thinking of things I need to do. I have at least 6 different lists going right now (in my Erin Condren notebook and planner with my Staedtler pens, thank you very much). I have a lot of balls in the air. Lots. I love them all. They are pretty. I have put them all there. But I need to prevent them from falling.

My answer: get quiet.

I’m choosing to devote time immediately upon getting up and immediately before going to bed. Just a few minutes on either side. Just enough to get me ready for the day ahead and just enough to get me wound down enough to not be fidgety throughout the night.

My supporting cast:

1. The Message // Remix: Solo. I bought this devotional years ago. And I loved it. Until I got busy. So I’m pulling it back out. And I’m working through it. I also really like it because it is numerical but not dated, so I don’t have to play catch-up if I miss a few days.

2. For Christmas, Erin got me a copy of Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much. I can take the hint.

3. The Desire Map. Danielle Laporte’s previous book, the Fire Starter Sessions, is what focused me on my business. And I’m really excited to see what the Desire Map holds for me. I’m waiting for the hard copy to come in and then it is ON.

Natural consequences:

With quiet comes peace. With quiet comes quiet. That’s all.

Food. Fitness. Spirit. Next up: space.

(You can find more info about the grow wings challenge here.)