Bright and early tomorrow morning Miss M and I are off to New York City for travel adventure # 3 of our “Summer Love” tour. I have been daydreaming about being back home in NYC for the last week. Already got my plans figured out for our first day… Arrive at 9am, then straight to my cousin’s place in Astoria… Drop off the bags and head to Washington Square Park… Then some cheap vegan food at DoJo’s in the Village… Hopefully an afternoon excursion to Central Park with my homegirl Liz. I’m so freakin’ excited!!!
Of course the last few days have been a whirlwind of insanity. Lots of stuff going on. But I just keep doing my best to take life as it comes – One thing at a time. Because if I allow myself to think about everything I have to do and everything that is scary or stressful all at once it’s too much. The panic starts creeping in. So instead, I take it one task at a time. And so far this new strategy of living minute to minute, hour by hour, day by day, is really working for me.
I continue to seek ways to drop the parts of myself and my life that aren’t working and keep focusing on the present moment and what is working for me. Every day I strive to make conscious choices. To speak my mind and not hold things inside. To make healthy decisions. To keep putting love out into the world as I continue to receive it.
Today is the second anniversary of my mom’s passing. It’s a weird day. You don’t really want to “celebrate” per se. But the day cannot go unrecognized. All day long she has been with me. In my thoughts. In my prayers. In my meditation session. In the James Taylor music that came on the radio. I know she is helping me on this journey. But I still wish she were here in person, alive, to hold me and cheer me through it all. She was always my biggest cheerleader. I miss you mom!
Here’s to my mom… To the Big Apple… And to taking life as it comes.
Peace. – T