A possibility for living

Yesterday I ran for a full 20 minutes, not at speed, more a slow jog but it was a milestone, and I was so proud of myself. I did not just head out the door and run though, I have been following an NHS app called Couch to 5 K, which says that if you follow the program for 9 weeks you will be able to run for 5 kilometers. I am at week 5, day 3. Five weeks ago, that result would have been unimaginable. …

A possibility for living

This week has not gone quite to plan, in fact it has seemed hard and I know that seems a bit dramatic as hard does not exist except in my vocabulary. There are hard surfaces but no actual ‘hard’ but knowing that does not make my experience any easier. It has all just felt hard. I didn’t hit my targets, and my experience of life wasn’t quite as fun and new experiences had moments of lightness but generally the theme of this week, was that it was hard.

But that happens doesn’t it? Its not all…

A possibility for living

I wanted to be a writer from the time I was about 8 or 9 years old. I had no idea what that meant but that’s what I wanted. I wanted to write. I do not think it was to even write a book it was just to write. It seemed the most wonderful thing in the world to put words on paper and have them make sense. I was in love with writing and when I did not write there was always the world of books where I could read other writer’s words.

To be…

A possibility for living

I had felt for the longest time that I had reached a finiteness about myself and life. This is me, like I know all there is to know about me and this is life and I know how that goes, this is how I’ll be, and this is how life will be. A future time when I could see life just moving slowly forward with no real joy or fulfillment. …

A possibility for living

The themes that resonate in my life right now are these two, ‘to be consistent and not perfect’ and the second ‘to start where I am’. What else can you do when your brain is telling you, you’ve tried before and you’ve changed your mind, you haven’t taken enough action, it is all your own fault, what will make this time any different? …

A possibility for living.

It seems to me that as soon as you get on a path that is right for you, or the way you want to go, you feel more peaceful and its not that you’ve given up or surrendered, its that you’ve given yourself over to the process. Given over to the thing that you’ve been praying for, asking for, searching for, thinking about and turning over in your mind and in my case, for some length of time.

I’ve given myself over to getting stronger. After a year in lockdown at 65, my body has little…

Moira Bailey

65 years, undertaking my first degree, living debt free and getting fit. Living is about contribution. My aim: to contribute from my heart to your life.

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