Day 1,683 – Thankful for Waking Up Before 4am, Scratching My Outdoor Itch, a Prosperous Day at Work, When Calendars Line Up, and Remembering Where I am is Exactly Where I Should Be

LOL – yup, quite the list today but each component played a part in the day.

Yes, my alarm clock went off before 4am… on purpose 😉 There’s a different feeling in the air that early in the morning. The night owls have gone to bed. The early risers are largely still horizontal. There is an indescribable stillness at that time of the day. The world sleeps while I stir. It’s a wonderful sensation of solitude and serenity. I may have to do this more often.

I’ve blogged about this often but I can’t help shake the feeling that I’m putting myself in the right place at the right time. Spending more time outdoors has been a big focus for me this year and I’ve certainly accomplished it thus far. Getting outdoors early in the morning really scratches my outdoor itch and energizes me for the remainder of the day.

Some days at work are better than others. Some days are shining examples of success. Some days include a strong feeling of accomplishment. Today was one that was very prosperous. Maybe not immediate results, but one in which much progress was made and seeds were planted.

As luck would have it I was in Eau Claire today. Dominic has a track meet tonight in Sparta. I love watching him and Gavin in their respective sports but I wasn’t sure about driving 30+ minutes to watch him run approximately 60 seconds and then drive back home. With the drive from Eau Claire it was much more palatable to zip from EC to Sparta and home. All told it’d only add a total of 20 minutes of driving. That was an easy snap call of yes. Gotta love when timing and calendars line up well!

I also have to give a nod to karmic luck. While typing the last paragraph Dominic called… which was really odd as his race was just about to start. Turns out he’s moving from the 400m race (about the middle of all the races) to the 4x400m relay. That is the absolute last race of the night. He felt bad and apologized for making me wait. I totally laughed it off and relished in the extra moments of sitting in the sun, typing my blog, listening to music, and chillaxing. I’m pumped to watch his race and I’m grateful for being exactly where I’m supposed to be. Either I needed extra chill time or I needed to be humbled a little for my last paragraph about perfect timing. The perfect timing is the timing that happens.

Just chilling in the infield 😉


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