Happy Friday everyone!

This morning, when I was out on my run, I was thinking how life today, is so different from a year ago. A year ago at 5 and 6 in the morning, I would be fast asleep! Having hit a wall in so many areas of life, I really lost the motivation to move forward. I loved my work, but my job was really wearing me down. I loved so much of my life, but I’d take naps and down time over getting out and living. I wasn’t depressed, I had just hit a wall and wasn’t sure how to get back up.

After an incredible conversation with a mentor of mine, I was able to start seeing the sunshine each day versus the clouds. It was also around that time that I found this quote, “As we dive along this road called life, occasionally a gal will find herself a little lost. And when that happens, I guess she has to let go of the coulda, shoulda, woulda, buckle up and just keep going.” -Carrie Bradshaw

Often times, we find ourselves lost in the mundane that we can’t seem to move forward. I know for me, it’s often a detail or a comment or an instance, that stops me in my tracks and things seem too overwhelming to keep going.

This morning when I was out for my run, I found myself negotiating with myself on whether to walk or run. I had a slight pain in my left ankle, the pad on my right foot is bruised and I was tired…all reasons to walk. It was 66 degrees with a light breeze and beautiful out…perfect reasons to run. After pushing through with running for the most part, I got to the end of three miles and realized that my mile pace time was 31 seconds faster than my last run and that feeling of satisfaction was all the more reason to buckle up and just keep going.

I read some where that, whether you walk a mile or run a mile, it’s still a mile; just be sure whether you’re walking it or running it, your’re taking some time to look up at the scenery!

We’re all facing a battle today. For some of you, it’s big and other’s, it’s a bunch of small ones. Whatever it is, today is today and you only get today once. Push aside to coulda, shoulda, woulda’s and make it a great day! Enjoy your small victories and embrace the challenges. They are all the details that, when stitched together, will make up what you call your life!

Have a great one!!
-Maile  Image found at http://heartifb.com/2013/04/17/daily-inspiration-some-days-you-just-have-to-create-your-own-sunshine/

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