Rock Climbing

I went rock climbing with some friends last year.  I didn’t expect to get a life lesson from it.  If you pay attention, you can get a life lesson from some unexpected places.  One day, I woke up and heard some crows cawing really loudly.  I looked out of my window and saw a hawk on the roof of my neighbor’s house.  The hawk was surrounded by four crows.  The hawk didn’t move and when the crows came near it, the hawk would just ruffle it’s feathers and the crows would back off.  Eventually the crows left the hawk alone and the hawk stayed on the roof.  The lesson I got from that was, that is how you have to handle your haters.  You have to stand your ground and not let them move you from where you want to be.  So I went rock climbing for the first time and I would get halfway up the wall and get scared.  I would look down and see how far I had gone and I would look up and see where I wanted to be.  When you are on the wall, sometimes you can’t see where you need to put your feet to get to the top.  Rock climbing is like a puzzle where you have to figure out the best place to put your feet to get you to the top.  The first time rock climbing, I didn’t make it to the top because I was scared.  At that point in my life, I had started working with my health coach and I was in a major transition.  I could see the old Shavawn and where I didn’t want to be anymore and I could see in my dreams the new Shavawn and where I was going to be.  Sometimes you need help to get you to where you need to be.  Some things you have to do on your own.  You have to know when you need help and when to do things on your own.  No one can eat healthy for you.  No one can exercise for you.  No one can learn life lessons for you.  I’ve very grateful for the people who are in my life now and helping me.  Get out into the world and learn all you can!!!  You may make mistakes but mistakes are just lessons.

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