I take my dogs out for a long outdoor escape at least once a week. My husband and I walk them most evenings but I still like to take them out for a long walk and hike every weekend. I can see how being cooped indoors is mind-boggling, for a human, so I can not imagine how my dogs feel.
We decided to go on a trail in San Pedro this weekend and discovered a park haven for dogs that overlooked the ocean. Bear, the little fur baby featured in this blog image, decided to embrace the grace and take a tumble down the hills. His sheer joy was social-media-worthy.
I guess I should start looking at life in the same way Bear does. There is a beautiful horizon and ocean up ahead. I can’t control how I am going to get there, if I will get there, or how I will encounter the road in between … but I can enjoy the ride along the way.
There are a lot of unknown parts in this venture to pharmacy school. Will I go to Colorado or am I going to stay in Los Angeles? My heart is yearning to move to Colorado but all the signs are pointing me back to Los Angeles.
There are a lot of reasons why I would like to move, particularly, I would like a new scenery for my marriage and life. I am not a fan of the hustling movement in Los Angeles and I am ready for a slower pace. I hate the LA traffic, the constant movement, the cramped space, the smog that hovers over Los Angeles, the non-dog friendly environments, and the distance between location A to location B. I just want … a slower pace of life. Until things fall into place – I guess I’ll just roll down the hill and see what happens. I am blessed beyond means…
God has given me options. Many people do not have options … and I do. I am so grateful for His grace and whole-heartedly put my future in His hands. I am twelve days into lent. My runs are getting better and I am becoming more disciplined every day. Do I love it ? No, I do not love running but I do love the holy hour listening to devotion and being alongside my husband in this experience. It’s a spiritual discipline I did not think I was capable of but … look at me now. Twenty eight more days to go.