Detours suck! They make me angry. They frustrate me. I am diminished! There is no control of the situation. But, at the end of the day, I always arrive at the place that I call, “home”. This “home” is a place in my mind where there is peace, calmness and relaxation even when there are a ton of bumps in the road that make me uncomfortable. There is breathe and there is lightness.
Sometimes it takes me a few miles to get through the detour and to that place in my mind. My friends and family may experience my whining for the first mile or two, but at the end of the day, I always arrive with an okay mindset. A mindset of success, challenge and expectations.
And there is one song that is my fight song and it is called, “Home”. It has a rhythm that can push me a little further than I think I can go. It challenges me with the words, “I didn’t power through the struggle to let a little trouble, knock me out of my position and interrupt the vision…all these miles, feet, inches, they can’t add up to the distance I’ve been through”. This songs sets the bar high for me.
It saves my mind from despair and shouts words of encouragement from the sidelines. It acknowledges that there can be anguish by “trying to keep pace”. But at the end of the day, I have also learned that if I keep putting one foot in front of the other, my detour will lead me back home. And it always does and I’m am there now!