However, I’ve also recently been noticing that I often hide behind them. As an extremely conscientious dog owner, I aim to be very aware of our surroundings. It’s like I have a radar out for other dogs or people who could approach them inappropriately. But, keeping them safe and out of harm’s way sometimes means not being as present to other possibilities for my own life.
I am heading out to a wedding this afternoon, and I won’t be wearing dog clothes. Instead, I’m putting on the leopard dress in the photo above. My dogs are not with me, and I have had some anxiety about going to the wedding solo. By solo, I don’t mean dogless, I mean dateless. And yet, I’m noticing that I’m more comfortable being dateless when my dogs are with me.
My fabulous cycling instructor at FIT, Kerry McClure, reminded me of this quote this morning in class….
“Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone.” —R. Allen
That is one of my favorite quotes of all time. So, today I leave my comfort zone behind ~ they’ll be listening to the Music to Calm your Canine Companion series in my absence, and a dog walker will be walking and feeding them at dinner time. And just maybe if I step out of my comfort zone more frequently, I won’t be dateless for the next wedding I’ll be attending. Who knows, maybe it could even be my own wedding!
Have you ever noticed that you hide behind your dogs? Am I alone on this one? Thanks for posting your reply and letting me know.
Photo Credit: Gracie Slegers
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