When You Find Yourself in a Rut

February 05, 2016  •  2 Comments

So this is a very impromptu blog post. Normally, I have them scheduled out and prepared but something occurred to me this morning. The more I think about this and the more I write the more I realize I might be going a little crazy.

This morning when I was brushing my teeth I noticed there was a spider in the bathtub. Now, usually the steps after discovering the spider would look something like this: Scream with panic, set the bathtub on fire, run away as fast as I could. But the fact that this little lady was the size of my pinkie nail I decided my life was safe. (Yes she's a lady and I named her Trudy. Listen people, I work from home. I'm desperate for friends.) The more I starred at Trudy the more I realized that we have all been in that same place. Stuck. No matter how hard that spider tried she couldn't make it up the walls of the tub. Haven't we all been there? We are on this path and everything is great and all of a sudden were stuck in a rut. We watch as all the world blows past us and we feel as if were being left behind. Or more commonly, we see others like friends or colleagues who are killin' it at life and we feel we just don't add up. It is easy to get here and sometimes it seems impossible to get out of that rut, or the tub in some cases. I had a photographer friend text me just the other day who was feeling down on herself. She was telling me how she just felt like her pictures weren't that great (which they are amazing!) and that she wasn't feeling like she was getting anywhere in her business. She used the word "defeated". The more I think about that the more I think about how being in that rut can sometimes be a good thing. Yes, I've been there and got the t-shirt and it sucks but it gives us time to think. We as humans are constantly on the go. Rushing from point A to point B in a blur. That rut gives us time to see all the things we have going for us. The little blessings that surround us everyday. I told her to think about all the senior shoots and weddings that are coming up and how she will be able to put to use everything she's learned this winter. Part of being in that rut is your mindset and the ability to see the good in everything. That's the key to getting out my friends. 

Who knew brushing your teeth could lead to such deep thoughts? I sure didn't. I hope my little uneventful morning helped you out today. Also, there were no spiders harmed in the making of this blog post. :)


Carol gram(non-registered)
So much a philosofer(?) spell check where r u? Such a sweet and memorable and inspiring piece. I so love you for the woman you have become
Dot Portell(non-registered)
Morning Sunshine.....Trudy was sent to you to do just what she did......she helped you to see that Yes there will be times when we all feel "stuck" but when we look back at where we were and how far we've come.....and with a little help we all get to move forward. Moving forward even in tiny steps is just that Forward.....I'm happy you helped Trudy because she helped you to continue to help others with your amazing thoughts.
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