On drift...

Back in 2001, I read the book Total Health Makeover by Marilu Henner--which literally changed my life.  It took me from a wanna-be vegetarian to a full fledged, no preservatives ever, healthy eating, vital feeling young woman. It also peeled about 30 lbs off my frame--which was a great thing.

Last weekend, John and I went to see the movie Forks over Knives.  I didn't realize how far I'd drifted from that initial ideal to where I am now. Slowly, but surely sugar, dairy, processed foods and far too much coffee have all found their way back into my lifestyle.  Leaving me to ask...how did I get here?

I think drift is something we all encounter.  Subtle things distract us to remove focus from our initial trajectory.  Sometimes this is good--like when we abandon frameworks that are no longer serving us well.  But when we drift away from something that we enjoy.  Something vital to us.  That's a different story.

This concept of drift is connected to relationships, ideals, goals and maybe even the core of who we are. It is probably a good idea to check our compass sometimes.  To correct for drift.

1 comment

NancyJ said...

Love it!! Excellent reminder/shot in the arm! Thanks.

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