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The World is Still Turning... and Hiking with My Kids

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Thank you, SparkFriends, everybody who commented, sent goodies, and e-mails. Your support means the world to me.

It's been a tough week. On Monday morning I actually received an e-mail with some hiking photos. Seriously, dude?!?

Little by little I seem to be regaining some of my rational thinking, and I'm currently on my way from sad to mad. That's a good shift. Today I'm contemplating whether I should throw darts at his picture ,,|,,

The below quote speaks to me quite strongly.

You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won't happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, I dont care how hard this is, I dont care how disappointed I am, Im not going to let this get the best of me. Im moving on with my life.
― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

It is, indeed, up to me. I can hang on or I can let go, but unless I let go I won't be able to move on. And move on I will.

Alright - end of chapter.

This morning I hiked with my kids and my dog. I had invited both of them and surprisingly they both came. I chose a small hike, just 3 miles, didn't want to scare them off :) The hike ended at a pretty little stream. What a marvelous time we had! It's moments like that, that feed my soul.

Here's a photo of my guys.

Tomorrow's hike will be a monster of 21 miles. I'll be able to work out a bit more of my anger on that one. :)


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
IUHRYTR 3/20/2013 9:30PM

    A good message. The site of your picture seems peaceful and relaxing. -- Lou

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 3/20/2013 3:42PM

    Going forward on the road is a life course : ) I am enjoying the journey with you, Victoria

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BOVEY63 3/18/2013 5:25PM

    You will go through several emotions which is completely normal.
Great picture!
Hope the 21-miler went well for you!

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MZIMIGA 3/17/2013 6:51PM

    I love that your kids went with you...I bet they just wanted to be there for their momma...even if it isn't quite their "thing". Glad you're still hanging in there!!

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 3/17/2013 6:18PM


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KANOE10 3/17/2013 11:48AM

    Lovely photos of your family. How nice to share with them and go hiking.
You sound stronger and being angry is good. You are ready to move on and find happiness.

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    Beautiful children!!!!!!!!!!!

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TANYA602 3/17/2013 12:30AM

    21 miles?!?! Holy cannoli! You are a truly my inspiration for getting up and moving more!
I'm glad both kids showed and you had a great time together!

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MARLINDA5 3/16/2013 10:40PM

    Thank you for the quote - I am going to write that down.

I love the picture of your kids and your doggie - they look happy - it seemed they enjoyed the hike.

What a nice day to spend with family. emoticon

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CARTOONB 3/16/2013 9:54PM

    Kick boxing is my favorite form of getting out stress and anger. Hope the hike works for you. Good for you for making the decision to move on. You deserve to be happy.

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NORWOODGIRL 3/16/2013 8:16PM

    Amazing family! They look healthy, happy, and optimistic. Hmmm. Wonder who they got that from??? Glad you had a great hike. Have a good one tomorrow, too!

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CARRAND 3/16/2013 8:00PM


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MANDELOVICH 3/16/2013 7:36PM

    How great that you are getting out, in nature, with your kids. What a healthy, therapeutic way to deal with all the anger. Good for you!!!

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TRAVELGRRL 3/16/2013 7:04PM

    Kids remind us of what's really important, don't they? I'm glad you got out with them.

Love the quote. So true. Regret is such a wasted emotion -- I think it blinds us to what we HAVE.

AND, 21 miles!!! That is craziness!!!! You are my hero, girl!!!!

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SUSUSUZZZIE 3/16/2013 6:01PM

    It's wonderful to hear that you are doing as well as possible. Your hike with your kids sounds like perfect medicine for your soul! Take care.

Good luck with your 21 mile hike!


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MALEXANDER4 3/16/2013 5:57PM

    Anger means your healing. When your mad you work through a lot of things. I know from experience myself. Now the hike with the kids...awesome. I'm so glad they came and you all had a great time. Now rest this afternoon for tomorrows hike sounds a bit tough.

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MEXGAL1 3/16/2013 5:50PM

    Hope you can move on and find true happiness...just remember that begins with you!
So glad your children joined you to hike. They look happy!
Have a great rest of the week end.

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LESLIE2561 3/16/2013 5:44PM

    Good for you for deciding to take charge and move forward! Best of Luck!

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