Oh March..you sneaky little month you..you’ve passed by so incredibly fast. It seems like just yesterday that I was praying for February to be over so I could get over that non stop sickness, and now baseball season is right around the corner.
Life does that to you.
You think that you’ll be stuck in your daily routine, or whatever problem you’re facing will last all day every day.
Then it’s over.
Everything goes by so fast.
My wonderful little bundle of joy turned five months old this month…
It might not seem like much but all of my mom friends can agree that it all goes by so fast. He’s so close to crawling, next he’ll be walking, and if I’m lucky he’ll be running.
That kid keeps us on our toes.
He had a little ear infection this month and it caused Jason and I to be more aware, well we are already but more aware. Any spare time we had was spent by his side making sure he was comfortable and happy.
Which this kid always is.
He is happy 97 percent of the time and I love it. It makes me think, if a 5 month old has a fever and an ear infection and he can still smile, then I can too.
His joy for life and curiosity is everything.
Track also started this month, well technically it started on February 27th, but you get my point.
That has been a crazy ride within itself.
I usually coach the distance runners because hello, distance running runs through my veins.
My dad and I started the hurdle program back up last year and it consisted of four runners who met maybe three times a week and jumped over hurdles for 20 minutes or so.
It has now grown to 12 consistent hurdlers who all work so hard, and I’m not just saying that. I haven’t worked with my usual distance kids, it’s weird, but I like our hurdlers. I like what we’ve created.
These kids listen to us, have faith in us, and trust us. There is now this little hurdle family that I’m so proud of and they’ve only competed in two meets so far.
That’s another thing.
A majority of these hurdlers have either never done it before, or are freshmen. In middle school they jumped over a much shorter height than in high school. For instance, in middle school the boys ran the 100 meter over 30 inch hurdlers, in high school they have to adjust to the 110 meter with 39 inch hurdlers.
Nine inches might not see like a lot, but you should compare the two if you ever get a chance.
These kids do it though.
They adjust to the change of middle school to high school, or never jumping over a hurdle before and they do it.
They aren’t afraid, or if they are they don’t show it at all.
They continue to improve and run the workouts even though it’s such a new change.
That’s mainly what March has consisted of.. Ian and Track.
I go to work, go to practice, pick Ian up from my mom, take care of him and our family, sleep, and do it until the weekend.
That’s why it goes by so fast.
We are all so buckled down on our routines, and next thing you know your child is approaching six months and you’re staring at old newborn pictures on your phone…just me…cool.
But that’s fine.
Routines are just fine, your routine is what makes your life.
I love my routine and I wouldn’t want it any other way.
And what’s most important, is that when you’re routine gets tough, when you have a hurdle to get over, that you get over it.
Life sometimes doesn’t go “according to plan” and things happen.
New things, hard things, scary things.
But you find the beauty in them and you grow.
That’s my theme this month..
Being brave in spite of the hard things.
I’ve seen on multiple different occasions this month, people being brave and doing things that seem hard. Whether you’re a five month old baby and you smile through a sickness, or you’re a runner learning a new event.
You become brave and you tackle the hard stuff.
Some other things I’ve been loving this month..
Drake’s “More Life” Album
Jane the Virgin
Venti Iced Coffee’s
Teaching Ian how to crawl
Listening to music loudly
March had a lot of beauty hidden in it. There was a lot of growth and courage from so many different people around me. So many people tackling things in their lives. Jumping over those little hurdles that would scare anyone else. They put their brave faces on and tackled the hard stuff. In the midst of their daily routines, they tackled it all. Try not to get so lost in the hard things, try to find the good and them. And appreciate the good in your daily routines.
Soundtrack to March 2017:
Quote of the month:
“The hardest step she ever took was to blindly trust in who she was.”