She was hiding in my soul all along! I have reunited with my inner athlete! She's been hiding in the shadows since high school, lo those many years ago, watching and waiting for just the right time to spring forth into the forefront.
As a youngster and in my teens, I was immersed in sports and play. My childhood was full of energy and running, playing outside, biking around the neighborhood with hoards of neighborhood kids creating new games and playing old fashioned stick ball. I loved being the only girl in little league and ice hockey. I was thrilled to be running around the soccer field. Volleyball was fun times. Softball allowed me to see classmates in the summer while being active. Field hockey taught me knew skills. I loved learning new things and even took up ballet at 16 years of age. Luckily, my parents provided me with all I needed to pursue these endeavors, financially and emotionally. I loved all of it and this athletic part of myself, but time and life changed and I lost touch with this integral core me.
These past couple of days I have re-experience this inner athletic passion. I have no understanding as to how or why now, but it is there and it is real. I assume it is just the right time for her to be here. Mind you, I will not be running any marathons...yet, but I am embracing this passion and I wish to utilize it to excel in my fitness level and athletics. Most importantly, I am using this to re-embrace myself for she and I are one in the same.