September 28, 2023

Self Care with Suzanne

Life hits differently for me this days. I don’t know about you but now more than ever I think about deeper things. Things of this world that are important… things that are just insanity… and things I feel deep to my core.

I have to fight sometimes to keep myself in balance. As I grow I see the need for more self care, and have a strong understanding of what I will no longer tolerate.

Being the best version of myself takes transparency. It means admittance of my battles, and strongholds. It means sharing my strengths and ways of being that have allowed small successes.

It means being okay with trying something new, but more importantly listening to your own voice and traveling back to the ways that bring you peace and joy.

I don’t have it all licked… I struggle for answers. I can’t make sense of how we got so far removed from human decency. I often think picking back up the bottle again would soothe, and comfort… but then I know I would lose all that I have fought for the devil will have won.

I’m right where I belong. I not out here competing with you… I’m rooting for you. I don’t want anything I didn’t work hard for.

I know that setbacks will come, life will get messy at times, and that so far I’ve survived every day and every thing those faint whispers said I wouldn’t.

The point? Get after life today and do a little better. It’s been ever so patiently waiting for you.

Writer, competitive runner and visionary Suzanne Swanson shares inspiring words on the Run Before You Fly blog. She helps those in unhealthy relationships with food and alcohol to overcome their blocks and move on to self love. Join her running, healthy lifestyle and emotional support group on Facebook!