Happy Motivation Monday everyone! I’m writing this article after a day trip to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, to go back to where my journey started. Two years ago, I went on a “hike” (a really quite easy one) in a place called The Flume in Franconia Notch. Maggie and I were both severely overweight. We hiked about 1/4 of it (about a half a mile), then turned around and left. We were winded, tired, and out of shape. This, as I described in my interview with Sam 1 year ago, was my turning point. I did this hike so often as a young child, and then failed as an adult.
Well, today, on a brisk October morning, with the leaves in the midst of their own transformation, Maggie and I went back. And we hiked the whole thing. Now, it’s not a hard hike by any stretch of the imagination. As I said, I did this as a kid. It’s only 2 miles long, and the path is well worn. But it represented something more than that to me. It represented a demon I needed to banish in my life.
I had to prove to myself (and to nobody else) that I have made myself better in these past two years. There was no better way to prove this, in my opinion, than by going back to where it all started. So we went, and we conquered. Today, (or yesterday, since you are reading this IN THE FUTURE) I conquered a demon. And so today, I ask you to do the same. Find something in your past, something that has kicked off this change for you, and beat it. Kick its butt, and leave it crying for uncle. I know you can do it. Let’s be demon hunters together.