My energy was slagging a bit this morning and I didn’t like it. I have a month of exciting adventures ahead of me, yet my morning has been an unnecessary slump. I’m on the edge of excitement, getting lost in the future and unable to appreciate the beauty of the present because I am just so excited about the future. Tomorrow, my best friend from college Melissa is coming into town from Boston for her birthday weekend, a weekend that is going to be filled with tailgating at the Montpelier horse races on Saturday and the Redskins game in D.C. on Sunday, not to mention pedicures, and fun girl catch-up time. Melissa leaves Virginia on Monday, and then on Wednesday I will be heading to Athens, Greece with my boyfriend Brandon for a two week vacation (where we will be doing the original marathon course from Marathon, Greece to Athens, Greece with my brother Nick).
To say that I am excited about life this month is an understatement. Horse races, Redskin games, best friends, marathon running, Greece / Greek Isle adventures, and Thanksgiving (my favorite holiday) — life just doesn’t get better.
I talk a lot about living in the present and loving the present, but there are days in which I am incongruent within my own beliefs and actions. The great though is that these hiccups of inconsistency don’t have to last all day, that is if we can catch ourselves in them and decide to change our thought patterns and actions. Once I was able to recognize this morning that I am simply over-excited about my next few days, I was empowered to make an internal change to live in the moment of my Thursday at work — it was then that I knew that my “boring” Thursday was actually going to be fantastic.
I have decided that I don’t want to send mixed messages to the world; I am flawed and I won’t always live up to this standard, but if I commit to congruency, then I will be more congruent.
Do congruency in your words, actions and moods and know that when your honeydew turns into a honeydon’t that you can always turn it around.