Today, I was able to clear my mind, body, and reenergize my spirit. 6am came with the sun peeking through my window and found myself breathing deeply every ounce of warmth I could feel creeping it’s way into my skin. I could not stop soaking it up so I got up and started moving.

I stretch through the aches from lack of activity and begin to recite my mantra over and over … “I am courageous self love, I am trust, and I’m letting go.” I recite it as I breathe and let its truth wash over me settling every nerve until I feel steady; until it’s truth lives in my bones. I am ready now, more focused, and charged up to get started.

I get my clothes on plus a hoodie even though it’s blazin hip hop and r&b outside and I’m going to my roof. Complete sun. Looking back I realized I wasn’t sure what I was thinking. Anyway, I begin, I walk through the steps over and over using the corners of my roof as my point to reset. My shoulders hurt, but it feels good. I feel awake. I take a minute to admire the scene out in front of me. 

My home is so different now. Even the rooftops are different now too. I welcome the sound of the train passing by, its familiar, it’s part of home. That train has carried me to and from home, listened to every conversation, witnessed every step of my growth for as long as I can remember.

I reset. I move more sure letting my breath lead my steps. I keep going until the rising heat of my own body becomes uncomfortable.  With one last glance at the view I escape back into the cool air that waits for me in my apartment for rest.

Today will be a good day and it was.

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