(thank you for the quote Nashville)

Life is currently dealing me a very strange hand, that I’m not really sure what to do with. I’m not going to get into it here, but let’s just say, my sense of self has been rocked, and I need to find a way back to myself.

I may have some strange cards, but it’s what I’m going to do with them that matters, not what they are.

My writing has definitely taken a hit over the last few months, I haven’t really known where to begin, but writing a bit about my experience on an anonymous blog has helped, and my thoughts are starting to clear.

One of the quotes that has really helped me, was from a blog by Scott Riddle, found here:

Stop assuming

With that in mind, I am currently nearing the end of the 100 mile challenge I set myself for August. I need to run or walk 100 miles over the 31 days in August. This is proving very tricky! My knee has decided running is not for it, so I am having to walk most of it, and walking takes a lot longer than running. I did not expect time to be my limiting factor.

I am also planning my first solo trip to Reykjavik, Iceland. I’ve always wanted to try and see the Northern Lights, and I really have no excuse not to go. Topdeck’s four day Iceland Explorer is my pick, and my new job have confirmed I can have the time off. I’m beginning to get excited already!

So yes, your life can take unexpected, and sometimes devastating turns, but that doesn’t mean you have to lose yourself.