Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Marathon Life

Miss “two-snaps” is finally writing once again! It’s been awhile since I’ve written something since poetry has just been my creative outlet of choice, for whatever reason writing wasn't happening for me… but I digress. That was until a “Confessions ORFG” faithful reader told me about his blog, I love it when my readers reach out to me for advice about their own blogs, or their lives, relationship and/or personal issues. I guess the reason why I haven’t been blogging in the literary form is because I really didn’t have anything to say. I was somewhat going through the motions of life just trying to it get together thinking I had it together when in all honesty I didn’t. I won’t make this a “beat up on myself” session; in fact this will be a more of a “give you a hand clap of praise” session! I was recently telling a friend how we are all effed up, each and every one of us have issues and effed-upness, the true blessing in saying all of that is this; if you can say your f*cked up you have just saved yourself… true story. I’m not saying to go around and tell everyone about your flaws because that does nothing but shine a light on it, making it bigger and in center stage. What I’m alluding to is to identify; tell yourself your issue, write out what you want to change and then make an active effort in changing it.

A month or so ago I down loaded an app to my iPhone and iPad called “Unstuck”; the app is meant to help people break free from issues that they’re dealing with, in a structured organized way (something that just so happens to be a part of my stuckness). When I used the app I was able to clearly understand why I was feeling stuck in my writing and why I was not moving anywhere with weight-loss even though I was running 5k’s (doesn’t help if you’re eating whatever you want afterwards), and why I just felt plain ole effed up! This morning I was talking to the friend/reader who has a new blog and wanted me to read his first entry, as I was chatting I mentioned something pretty substantial, I told him I realized that life is a run - a consistent continuous run.  It dawned on me at that point there is no stopping, it’s a marathon without a finish line in site or at least there shouldn’t be. Life is something that will have you feeling like starting and stopping, often times we get to a level of success (and this is my classic eff up) and then think “Ok I’m done… I did a great job, I can chill now!” when in actuality that’s the opposite of what we should be doing. The level of success achieved is just that, a level of success. The climb and celebration should only be a display of how good you are and that you can in fact do anything you want to.

This is the main reason why so many people lose weight and then gain it all over again, the run is far from over, in fact the marathon has just begun. Using this analogy I find myself thinking about it like this...once you start running you begin to get into what they call a “runners stride” that stride is something that is quite miraculous. While you’re in that stride you forget (kinda) that you’re running all together, you begin to daydream about other things, you’re listening to your music and you begin taking in this rhythm that is suprisingly beautiful. The stride is where we sometimes stop, instead of embracing that rhythm we get to greatness (the stride) and begin thinking that enough…it’s over.  Well I’m here to witness to you it is far from over, life is our own personal a long distance journey- a marathon life. With every level of success there’s a newer, higher, better, more euphoric level, and when that level is met there’s another right behind that one!  Yesterday a friend on Facebook asked me jokingly when I was talking about how well I was doing in my MBA program… “Well Keshia what’s next?” I sarcastically said, “Well maybe I’ll climb a mountain”, even though I was joking don’t be surprised if you see me on top of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Love & Blessings,

Buttaflibabee

8 comments:

  1. Awesome! You truly have a gift and I appreciate you sharing that gift with myself and others who benefit from your inspiration!

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    1. Well thank you Kedric!!! You inspired this piece so I really thank you for your spirit and drive for doing your very best. Soon you'll reap the rewards for such hard work... but don't stop... KEEP RUNNING!!!! <3

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  2. Another great post. And I'm going to look into that app Unstuck. I know a few people that could benefit from that as well as myself.

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    1. HAHAHA Norm you know I love it when you comment off of my posts. I hope you check out the app it's really awesome!

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  3. This was great. I love the analogy of life being a marathon. . I am inspired to keep running and striving for the next level!

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    1. Well thank you Trucurly, I am inspired by all my readers words of encouragement. This too is a marathon for me so thank you sincerely for reading! <3

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  4. Ms. Buttaflibabee, keep up the good work. Beautifully written! You took me back to my running days and we get lost in the run. Great analogy.

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  5. Awww well thank you Anonymous, I appreciate you reading! Please continue to read, your feedback encourages me to continue doing what I do. :)

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