I’ve decided to introduce “Brain Dumps” into my blog.
These “Brain Dumps” are going to be quick little blurbs that have nothing to do with the books I’m reading.
Just cooky little bits of my brain. 🤪
Here we go.
I love to walk.
Love. Love. Love to walk.
It gives me time to let my mind wonder while moving my body and getting my endorphins up. Fresh air in my lungs, a wee bit of sunshine, Etc.
In fact, I’ve come to my most significant realizations while walking.
Also, bonus perk, it definitely helps with my depression and anxiety.
Are you sold on walking yet? Haha
Ninety percent of the time, you will find we walking a million little circles around my “Tin Can” (which is what I lovingly call my tiny prefab home.)
I usually pound about one-six miles worth of little circles into the ground per evening. The equivalent of anywhere from thirty minutes – two hours worth of pussy footing around. *Does that count as a pun? 🤣
A lot of time spent seeing and being in the same tiny area.
When I was walking a couple of days ago I saw something that I hadn’t seen in my tiny little marching bubble before.
A WHOLE F*CKING STREET!!!
How, in the holy hell, could I have missed an entire street?
It stopped me in my tracks.
“I’ll be damned”, I thought to myself.
It was kind of camouflaged behind this chicken coop thingy and a dilapidated tear drop trailer, but still, definitely should have noticed that sucker.
What did I think was back there?
For some odd reason I just subconsciously envisioned some big ass field behind the chicken coop….thingy.
Why am I writing about this?
Well, it struck me as an important moment.
A quirky little reminder of an important life lesson I’ve been trying to practice my whole life.
Get Out of Your Head
Look Around You.
Now, I’m not trying to contradict myself here. I realize that earlier I had mentioned the bliss of letting my mind wonder, and that this time of reflection has indeed brought me to invaluable realizations.
However, I have the terrible habit of staying there. I constantly stay up in my own head. Walking just lets me do it without distractions, ie..work and stuff.
I constantly frett over the past and future.
Never letting myself be truly present.
Never paying attention to my life around me as its happening in the now.
Never seeing the road right in front of me.
The universe, life itself, gave me a glimpse and a reminder to be mindful.
Life is a constant balancing act, and I want to balance my introspection with my outward mindfulness.
I chose the picture with the turtle because It reminded me of a time life rewarded me for opening my eyes and being present.
I was at the lake with my mom, just blissfully taking in the air and looking at the rocks. Not a thought or care in the world. Then there he was. Cute as can be! I would have passed him up completely if I weren’t just taking in the precious moment.
Thank you for reading my brain dump.
I hope it will remind you to take a deep breath, free yourself from the imprisonment of memories and fears, and look around you.
Take in the moment. ❤