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Walk the loop

 

 

Happy Friday everyone. I have had a pretty good week working on the book and balancing other tasks in my life. I have reached a milestone and one for me that is important. I am once again able to take my usual walks without anxiety. 

 

Daily dreams and nightmares seemed to keep company with day time vigils. Locking checking and planning an escape route if it became necessary. I looked through the slider and out onto amazing land that rolled and dipped, dotted by tractors and an occasional pasture. Memories of summer evenings and moonlit drives along the winding Palouse had faded and were replaced by an all-encompassing vision that this was no longer my home.

A faint crunching kept pace with footsteps that at first moved gingerly past brightly colored houses. The stride widened as confidence grew and an increase in speed took over. Bare streets stood in contrast to the distant Palouse, now a brown and white patchwork of snow and fields waiting to be planted. Geese floated giving their customary greeting of honks and a visible formation crossed overhead. Three grain silos marked my favorite scene, one that was viewed daily from the wooden deck he had enlarged just 3 years before. The old red barn held it’s place in the backdrop and was a welcome reminder that we were in farm country. A pristine winter sky engulfed the landscape making it seem endless and I walked the loop without looking back once.

 

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  1. I am so happy to hear you are truly becoming your own self! And walks in that gorgeous country without anxiety? Blissful! xoxoxo

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    January 26, 2018
  2. Great to read such a positive post about you and how you feel now, dear sister ❤

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    January 26, 2018
  3. Well written Lynn, I want to read more.
    Leslie

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    January 26, 2018
  4. Lovely!

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    January 26, 2018
  5. So happy to hear about your walk devoid of anxiety. This post got me!

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    January 26, 2018
  6. Hooray!!

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    January 26, 2018
  7. Awesome!! ❤

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    January 26, 2018
  8. Little steps, giant strides. Yay!

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    January 26, 2018
  9. How wonderful for you Lynn. Your post makes me so happy. 😊

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    January 26, 2018
  10. This is beautiful Lynn, and a walk without anxiety is priceless! So happy for you! Have a lovely weekend🌼💜

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    January 26, 2018
  11. Yeah, good for you!! I loved reading your poetic description of your walk, and the Palouse. It sounds so beautiful.

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    January 26, 2018
  12. What gorgeous hills, Lynn. I’d love to join you on that walk. Trust that you’ll get stronger day by day. ❤

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    January 26, 2018
  13. Positivity blooms. 🙂

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    January 26, 2018
  14. This is a story of quiet triumph!

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    January 26, 2018
  15. I am so glad you are able to take walks again. Awesome! I hope the book is coming along well.

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    January 26, 2018
  16. Glad to hear this news, sister! Step by step and you will continue to reach more milestones. 🙂

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    January 26, 2018
  17. It’s great to read that you’re doing well x x x

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    January 26, 2018
  18. Superb second paragraph

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    January 27, 2018
  19. Nice post😊

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    January 27, 2018
  20. Yay! Lovely….amazing what a little walk can do 🙂 x

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    January 27, 2018
  21. You paint such a beautiful picture with your words. Have a nice weekend Lynn!!

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    January 27, 2018
  22. Love the freedom!

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    January 27, 2018
  23. Beautiful and serene, Lynn.

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    January 27, 2018
  24. Beautiful! I felt like I was taking a walk with you! xoxoxo

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    January 27, 2018
  25. Brave Lynn, battling your demons and making great strides forward.

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    January 27, 2018
  26. This was a hopeful and optimistic post. I’m so glad you are feeling better and stronger these days.
    This is a gorgeous photograph, Lynn. xo ❤

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    January 27, 2018
  27. I’m happy to hear that you had a good walk! Love your photos 😊

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    January 27, 2018
  28. I love to hear that you’ve reached this milestone – you deserve to be able to do that, and so much more. Thinking of you!

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    January 27, 2018
  29. Beautiful scene in words and image.

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    January 27, 2018
  30. So happy for you, Lynz! 😀 It must feel amazing to walk free of free and anxiety – and in the wondrous cinematic landscape. Well done for reaching the milestone with your book…that is brilliant and always a relief for oneself. You’re doing this!! 😀❤️

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    January 27, 2018
  31. I felt like I was walking with you in this beautiful country surrounded by nature and peace. Lovely!

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    January 29, 2018
  32. Lyn you sound so strong and your writing reflects that strength. This post was wonderful.

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    January 30, 2018
  33. It is great to hear you walk so freely and without anxiety. A huge milestone.

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    January 30, 2018
  34. And what a beautiful place to walk……xxxkat

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    January 30, 2018
  35. Beautiful 💜

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    February 1, 2018
  36. Thank you

    Like

    January 31, 2018

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