I’ve been feeling down lately. Not quite myself. It isn’t an every day, every hour sort of thing, but suffice it to say, I’ve had some moments of pure frustration, and a few others of pure sadness, and other times of loneliness. It’s not all the time – some days I’m great – happy, more energetic, more engaged, more relaxed…
It could be my thyroid, or winter, or hormones, or a myriad of other things. I’m trying to find things to help me get out of my own “downness.” Today, I laced up my roller skates and went outside with the kids. The girls had their skates, Sean had his skateboard, and I had my own wheels. When the girls decided to take their skates off and run around the backyard, I kept my skates on. I followed them into the backyard and wheeled around – curving around the patio furniture, making figure eights between the planters, the kids toys, and the rocking bench. I’m not sure how long I was doing it -maybe 30 minutes or so- but it was great! Freeing!
As I zoomed around the patio, narrowly missing the posts holding up the pergola, brushing the lemon tree as I take the curve around the brick planter and making a loop around our patio table, I was free. I was a kid zooming around my neighborhood in my supercool sneaker skates. I was a roller derby queen, dodging the other team and trying not to get slammed into the ground. I was a mom, listening to my laughing children while I got the funnest form of exercise I know.
I highly recommend this, and the next time I find myself in the dumps, I just might pull out my skates and do it again!