Can you believe it’s September already? What happened to all the things I planned to accomplish in 2011? (Gulp.) I had better get busy… or not.
When I take stock, I am reasonably pleased with how the year is going. Too often in the past, I was very single-minded, laser-focused on the task at hand. This year, I am more balanced. I am letting go of perfectionism. There are times when “good enough” is, frankly, good enough. I would rather look back and remember that I spent the weekend with my husband and granddaughters than holed up in my office researching and writing.
My mantra this year is “move-play-laugh.” Essentially, I want to have more FUN in life; and, I am. Today is a Chamber-of-Commerce-picture-perfect-day in Sonoma. Bruce and I went for a hike this morning on Angel’s Flight trail in Bartholomew Park.
The park is adjacent to Bartholomew Park and Buena Vista wineries.
The redwoods towered overhead.
Getting my heart-rate up and flexing my muscles felt good. Tiny frogs jumped, ker-plop, into Benicia’s Lake near the summit.
The trail stretched out in front of us, inviting us onward and upward.
There’s nothing like a hike on a warm summer’s day! I always finish a hike feeling better than when I started — less stressed, more content, and grateful — for everything. It’s nice to know that I am on the right path.
Did you make New Year’s Resolutions this year? How are you doing?
What are your favorite ways to decompress?
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