Today is the first day of November 2015. It is the first day of the setting back of clocks one hour. It is the first of all of this that I am starting without my Duke in the house balking the change of feeding times and walking times.
Ruby is a fan of routine, but she is fine with an hour or two differences in routine on the weekends. She does not even care if the walk is happening in the dark in the mornings or in the day light, as long as she is getting a walk. I will be curious about how she feels about the evening walk in the dark this week, actually.
I have enjoyed the additional hour of sleep today. I have enjoyed being one hour ahead of myself all day and feeling like I was getting so much done before the time it would have been last Sunday.
Just the same, I am not sure I feel any differently physically about what time it is now. I am as tired as I would be at 8pm even though it is barely 7pm as I write this.
I am excited for a new month, no matter what the time and daylight situation is because October has kicked my butt. There was so much change in such a short period of time that I am not even sure what has happened last month. It was all good—that I am sure of, but the rest is blurry because it happened at a warp speed that I am not yet accustomed.
There are intermittent distractions, but overall, I am focused and I am authentic and I am all about the mission before me. I am struggling to keep those involved also focused on the mission, but I personally am quite focused.
What is interesting is that the mission as I see it has gotten larger as the days of October blew past. The big picture is bigger and the mission is larger than I first thought as I entered into October. It is ok. I am rolling with it and it makes sense. What is happening is bigger than me. It is bigger than anyone who is involved in the mission combined, really. That is ok.
I will rise to the occasion. The folks involved will rise or not. It is ok either way. The mission is moving forward with or without us and that is quite clear. Let us all rise and move toward something more! Duke would want that. Duke would expect it to happen, so here we go!