Archive for February 12th, 2010

Enjoying the Plateau

Today has been a good day. I got a good night’s rest with no nightmares. When I weighed in this morning, my weight was the lowest it has been in a year. (I am glad that something positive came out of that awful stomach virus!) Then, I went online and saw that I had finally been solicited to teach two more classes for my job, and this is the “easier” class that I teach (same pay with half the work!) So, all is right in my world at the moment.

I call a day like today a plateau. Most of my life seems to be climbing up a mountain as I fight the demons of my childhood. One of the joys of healing is the plateau – when life permits me to stop and catch my breath. On days like today, I can see how far I have come, and I can celebrate all of the hard work that I have done to get here.

I wish that life would let me stay in this place forever, but I know from experience that it won’t. This knowledge just makes the plateau that much sweeter. I am going to savor this time today and enjoy being alive. I am sure I will need this break to sustain me through the next mountain ahead.

Photo credit: Lynda Bernhardt

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