(Get it? Cuz it's an attraction that's CHANGED....see? It fits!)
Sometimes change is scary.
For instance - when I announced that I'd be training for the 2009 half-marathon, I did it in such a public way that my life changed immediately. Granted it changed for the better overall - but at the beginning I was riddled with fear. Fear of failure. Fear of SUCCESS. Fear of YOU all judging and watching and expecting and counting on me. And what if I let you down?
What if I tried my hardest and just....couldn't?
But as time's gone by, those feelings have changed mostly into confidence and personal challenges. Now it's not can I, but rather how can I...better?
Other times change is necessary.
For instance - today I was supposed to do 30 minutes. But between a sleepless night worrying about possibly the most important court room hearing of my career thus-far (the sentencing of the client who had the huge trial back in March), and a slight soreness in my quads, I limited myself to 13 minutes and .758 miles.
Essentially a quick warm-up to get the blood flowing to the legs and muscles.
But change is also good, even in these circumstances. We must be ready to change our plans at a moment's notice if we have to - whether it's today because of soreness and tiredness, tomorrow because the weather is BEAUTIFUL and I just have to go outside, or on January 10th, because someone drops a sweatshirt right in my path.
And so I will change this week's layout, and simply move my 30 minutes to tomorrow, and do 45 on Sunday. Then regroup for next week. See that? My change added a workout!
The fact is, my friends, we all change things daily to adjust. And it's not what we don't do because of adversity that really counts...
It's what we change and then do in spite of adversity.
What changes, positive or negative, have you gone through lately?
Yes, Sam. I know we've changed your litter box in preparation for the construction people...but just don't....ya know....change and GO on the floor! Thanks!
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