|White Water Rafting fun!|
Yesterday, I spent my 40th birthday paddling down the White Salmon River. It was my first experience White Water Rafting and what a spectacular experience it was! It was one of those experiences that made me glad to be alive. Traveling down the sometimes calm, but turbulent river, sun gently kissing my skin, and surrounded by nature. Awesome. Simply awesome.
I'm always blogging in my mind. Subjects are everywhere. So as I was paddling down the river taking in the beauty, the splendor. I was thinking of how I could share this experience with you. What I wanted to write, to convey how special, truly special this experience was. This quote from the movie "The Shawshank Redemption" came to mind: "Get busy living or get busy dying." It was an aha moment! That's what this is all about folks! I'm so busy living that I don't particularly obsess over the scale, how I look, or every bite I put into my mouth anymore. Sure, I still work out, want to achieve a certain goal weight, build strength, and eat healthy (most of the time), but now I realize there's so much more to it. This journey isn't about what I've lost, but rather it's about what I've gained. My life isn't defined by moments. It's the sum of the moments that matter -- the days, weeks, months, experiences. Surely, I will continue to set goals as they keep me focused, grounded, but ultimately I'll stay busy living and the rest will follow.