I'm sitting here watching the cursor blink before me.
Mentally, I'm all over the board - for reals.
Life is just absolutely too exciting for me at times, and I feel the need for tranquilizers.
I mean - really?
Gardens, farmstands, chickens, friends, events, cooking, fall looming before us, knitting, sweaters, hot tea....
I get so excited about it all at times I'm afraid I'll burn out my adrenal glands.
For the record, I do plan on talking about chickens again soon.
Particularly, this one.
Good ole Phyllis.
This bird teaches me many lessons.
The fool bird is up sitting on empty eggs yet again.
My heart can't take her persistence in the face of ultimate failure.
Monday I go to the Poultry Auction in search of a suitable mate.
Home girl needs some lovin' if those eggs ever be hatchin'.
I'm still riding the wave of joy over the Marathon.
THANK YOU for your kind words of encouragement!
I've read them all several times, and it means so much to me that you'd take the time to write a comment.
I'm a bit hooked.
I wear my medal often, I'm embarrassed to say.
I may turn into the old crazy chicken lady who talks about the Marathon til her dying day -
"I remember in 2011....."
I'm signing up to do a mini Triathlon in Chicago next summer.
I just need to learn to swim a little better now...
So what does this have to do with Wellness Wednesday and Phyllis?
Well you see folks - many many years ago - when I was nearly 300lbs, I had such a desire to be fit - to be able to do a Triathlon.
I actually read Triathlon magazines.
While I drank a 20oz. Coke and ate a king sized Snickers.
Now Glenco will tell you that I'm just in all of this for the gear - and he's partially right.
I mean - I love the gear. The clothes, the shoes, the goo gels, and water bottles.
Much like Phyllis, sitting on a nest of empty eggs, I sat on a nest of empty dreams for many years.
Much like Phyllis, I needed my eggs fertilized, and had no way to fertilize them.
Finally, this year, finding the BootCamp and David Greenwalt - my dreams became fertilized.
I learned what I needed in order to hatch my eggs.
I think it's so important that our dreams come to fruition.
Sitting on empty eggs makes one weary.
Little by little, day by day - I'm realizing that it's easier to do the hard WORK of making our dreams and goals come true, than it is to sit on a nest of empty dreams.
I encourage each and every one of you to find the time in your life to think about your dreams, the ones that you feel that life would be incomplete without - and pursue them with all of your heart. Find out what's keeping you from them.
I think you'd be surprised to find out that it's you.