On Saturday morning, my friend and I hiked up Lion’s Head (Cape Town, South Africa)! Anyone who knows me will tell you that I don’t like hiking and secondly, that I don’t like being in the sun :p
But you know what, it was my first time going up Lion’s Head, I had a really good friend with me and I didn’t complain while hiking. The best part of it all is that this is the beginning of moving out of the stagnant phase which I’ve been in. There’s nothing better than acknowledging that one’s life has been stagnant and taking action!
I had to be honest with myself and say “you know, what exactly did I do last year?” and most importantly “what did I achieve?”
One thing that I’m really proud of is my weight loss journey, but I only started on that path once I won the trip to Thailand because I refused to go at my then current size and with low confidence levels. Sometimes I wonder if I would have put in the work to lose weight had I not had this trip in the pipelines… But anyway. Other than that, I worked but lounged around when I got home, everything I did seemed to be a dead end and I became complacent and too accepting of everything (especially of things which I didn’t want for myself).
As simple as this sounds, it comes down to me seeking and working towards that change. Nothing is going to be easy – the sun will be up and at its peak while trying to get back down from the top of the mountain, people will say ‘no’ or that you’re not quite the right fit for their company, unfortunately some of our hearts will be broken unexpectedly, and more sad is that in this life nothing is guaranteed and those (family/friends) who we love dearly will leave this world when we feel that we need them the most. The question that I now ask myself is “then what?”
And I’m so glad that I’ve finally asked myself this!
This is where beauty, smiles, creative, new thoughts and renewed energy lies! This is where life can begin to take a magical turn and you feel the universe working with you and not against you. This presents an opportunity to learn something new, try something, gain self-confidence and find our smiles that we’ve been hiding for too long.
I truly believe that despite what we’ve experienced or encounter, or hear in the news, pain we see around us, there is still good in this world. I’m glad that I’m seeing that again. All it takes is one small step to get out of the rut and routine…
Here’s to life on Benita’s Laine
Going up… Almost there!
We each had a pancake when we got to the top :p
I made it :D
Making our way back down.