I draw up plans, I buy equipment, I move rocks, I shovel dirt. I evaluate the flow, the sound and the visual. Often, I start over with a new plan in an effort to create that perfect look and sound.
My hope is that some day I will be done. The day will come when it is the perfect addition to my back yard oasis. But I doubt it. I suspect that this will be a work in progress as long as I have a pump and a bucket and a pile of stone. If I was honest, the process is as much fun as the final goal.
This is also true about my body and mind. This Journey to 50 is very much the same. I watch my calories, track my activity, change my pattern and habit and within a few days realize that I need to make some other minor alterations to get it just right: Ride the bike more. Walk the dog farther. Eat less ice cream and more green vegetables.
It is a never ending program. Of course, there is an end-goal, but getting there is most of the battle. Today I weighed in a 207.2. That’s not down much from last week. But my goal is 1/2 a pound a week. So not much is better than none at all.
Some day I will have the perfect water feature. Some day I’ll have a better body and mind. Each require constant assessment and maintenance. Each demand appreciation for the process.