Looks Like I Made ItPosted: January 6, 2011
I made it through a wardrobe crisis that nearly made me late for work:
Juicy Couture top; Anthropologie skirt; Payless shoes. It’s all about the high-low mix, yo.
I made it from my desk to Annie’s, a Greek restaurant a few blocks from my office, then back to my desk in half an hour flat.
I made it two point five seconds between parking myself at my desk and inhaling lunch from said restaurant.
Seven dollars scored me the vegetarian platter, which came with a hummus mountain, tabbouleh salad, grape leaves, and handmade pita.
Even though everyone at the office raves about Annies, I was underwhelmed. The hummus was rich and creamy but it was topped with a valley of olive oil; the tabbouleh was equally oil-laden. The dolmades were on the skinny side – YES, size matters! – and the pita had a great chewy factor but were disappointingly flat.
Somehow I made it through the meal, however ;)
After making it through another workday, I had an hour to blow before a yoga class, so I hit up Austin’s Coffee & Film in Winter Park.
I don’t know which I loved more: the Degas-inspired table or the toffee nut coffee with soy milk! They also offered organic wine, vegan baked goods (hellllo chocolate chip cookies!) and vegetarian sandwiches, but I was en route to a major sweat sesh and didn’t want an overly full stomach.
I then proceeded to make it through seventy five minutes of excruciating hot yoga. Just when I started to think I wasn’t going to make it through one more series or hold crow for one more second…I pulled through. Major props to this body of mine for hanging in there.
Life throws us a ton of crazy curve balls. We have to let go of things we don’t want to let go of, take steps that we’d rather not take, all while finding that inner reserve of gumption to pull us through it.
Lying in savasana tonight, I almost started crying and laughing at the same time. Out of nowhere, the realization hit me: challenges don’t ever go away; life isn’t perfectly smooth sailing, easy decisions, and perfect endings. It’s bumpy, it’s rocky, and sometimes it hurts. Regardless of how crazy things seem at the moment and how much you wish you had an easier option than pushing through, there’s so much strength – physical, mental, or emotional – to be found at the other end of whatever you’re dealing with.
Life goes on.
We move forward.
We’re gonna make it.