Day 44: Loving Monotony

In the last ten years I have lived in fifteen different places (please excuse me if I have already mentioned that in a previous blog-it blows my mind)!   Out of all of the places I have lived, Denver is the place that feels the most like home.  The day I moved back here I felt the roots starting to grow out of my feet and into the earth.   Once Michael comes home, I know those roots will just go deeper and deeper into the ground until our roots are completely tangled in the Colorado soil.

Today I ran the six-mile path from my house to Washington Park and home.  During my run I realized how familiar the streets, houses, paths, geese, sunshine and snow-capped mountains are becoming to me.  It’s a feeling that I have longed to recreate for the past two and a half years since I have been gone from Denver. It’s the feeling of knowing you are home.  Today’s run is the same run I will be doing in ten months and that’s one of the most beautiful things I could ask for.  Monotony can be boring to some, but at this moment in my life, I have never craved anything more.

4 responses to “Day 44: Loving Monotony

  1. courtney (zellmer) donnelly

    Hey Betsy-

    Just wanted to say I love your blog…between that and Moxie coaching it seems like you are on a great path, which is no surprise. You were a great leader in high school, always smiling and positive. Just wanted to say hi and keep up the inspiring work. Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. I take the same walk every day. I’ve lived in this house for 5 years (longer than I’ve lived anywhere). “I felt the roots starting to grow out of my feet and into the earth.” Your words describe the tree that is my daily fare. Each step anchors me more in place.

    Contrary to what some would imagine I never get bored and I see something new all the time. Of late I’ve been seeing the way birds surge in a flock. When I moved here I hadn’t even noticed birds, now I’m begining to see how they live, how they signal to each other when its time to turn, dive or land. Yes to monotony and the world that opens…

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