Thursday, 31 January 2013

A world where anything is possible

This week has not been my best... I woke up Sunday morning with tears in my eyes. I was tired. I felt beat down. I was frustrated. And more than anything I was just sad.

I was mourning the year I wanted. I wanted the year I had imagined - a year sans surgery, free of medical drama, full of running, full of racing, stress-free, finishing my degree and focusing on my future and my family. That was the year I wanted. I woke Sunday knowing that this was not the year that I was going to get, so I cried.

With tears in my eyes I laced up my sneakers. I just needed to blow off some steam. I needed to squeeze in one more run before I had to face recovery again. My posture was stooped, my lungs were burning, and my legs felt heavy. But I pushed through. I found my rhythm. I stood tall, my breath evened out, a smile spread across my face, and my heart felt free and light.

This is not the girl I was 5 years ago. This not even the girl I was 12 months ago. This is the girl I have become become from all the years I had not planned. And I remembered that it is the Challenges I have faced that have made me - Me.


They have taught me to be grateful for everyday.
They remind me cherish the little things and to hold those you love close.
They taught me to believe in the kindness of strangers and see the love that surrounds you.
They have taught me that I am stronger than I ever knew.
They have taught me to be driven and reach for the stars, because you are limitless and you just might surprise yourself.

And above all else these challenges have taught me that ANYTHING is Possible.

So I face tomorrow smiling, knowing that this is just another challenge. This was not the year I wanted or planned, but I know when I wake up there is a beautiful life waiting for me in a world where anything is possible.

Love your Favourite Darwinian Fail,
Krysten

27 comments:

  1. Sending you lots and lots of love, Krysten!

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  2. beautiful post! good luck tomorrow lady xox

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  3. Good luck tomorrow Krysten! Sending you lots and lots of love. xox

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  4. sending internet hugs! you're amazing!

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  5. Good luck tomorrow and know that we all are thinking of you and sending lots of hugs and love your way!! XOXO

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  6. Beautiful post Krysten. I wish you the best of luck tomorrow. You deserve a year full of wonderful things for a change!

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  7. Beautiful! Thinking of you and I'll be thinking about you tomorrow. Hugs.

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  8. Tons of hugs & high hopes coming your way that even though this isn't the year you planned for, YOU will find a way to make it even better. Because you're kind of awesome that way.

    Lots of love and nothing but the best to you and Penelope!!!

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  9. Anything IS possible. And when going through a tough time, I just try to think that maybe I'm going through this so one day I can help someone else through a similar situation...you just never know. Praying for you!

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  10. sending you lots of love Krysten!!!! Big hugs to you xoxoxo

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  11. I hope the rest of the year is what you want. And I believe with all my being that you are helping someone else who needs you and your attitude and honesty. Maybe it's your year to help people you'll never meet.
    Alexandra

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  12. I can't say it enough - you are one amazing lady!!!!

    WE will all be with you in thoughts & hope that will help you recoup faster! :)

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  13. Anything really IS possible and that year you dreamed of --- it'll still happen :) Mostly because you have the determination to make it.

    Good luck and lots of <3 - I'll be thinking about you tomorrow! :0 xox

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  14. Sending you lots of good vibes! The year will still be amazing because you are amazing! <3

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  15. Big hugs! Stay strong, girl, YOU GOT THIS!!!! Just another bump in the road for someone as determined as you are!

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  16. sending a ton of love and positive thoughts your way girl!!! Good luck!! You will do FABULOUS!! xoxoxoxoxoxo

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  17. Your attitude never ceases to amaze me! Lots of luck tomorrow and good vibes coming your way :)

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  18. Hugs. I'll be thinking about you and sending lots of positive energy tomorrow. You've got this!

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  19. You are amazing. Sending happy robot heart thoughts your way! :)

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  20. You're truly amazing--no words. Thinking of you and sending prayers.

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  21. you are wise beyond your years! :) sending you all kinds of healing vibes

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  22. You are strong and these things help us to get stronger and to keep learning. Keep your awesome attitude and I'm praying for you!

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  23. Chills, as usual. Thinking of you and SO glad you see your post-op thumbs up today! Stay strong!

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  24. You are amazing, beautiful, strong, and so positive. Love you and your great attitude.

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  25. Hugs, you. Sending good thoughts and positive energy your way.

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