I like lists. I like crossing things off my list. I like something to look forward to. When I used to teach, it was great to have first day and last day of school. There was a beginning and an end. When Mike finished grad school and started working full time, I realized school calendars were different. Most people don’t get a definite beginning and end. So how do they feel like they accomplished anything?
I am not trying to say you didn’t accomplish anything. The reality is you and I do – even when it doesn’t seem like we do. I’m working on that. Trying to bring myself to a place that items checked off my checklist do not make me more valuable…and items that don’t get crossed off, doesn’t make me anything less. Oh – but that Type A inside wants to think so differently!
As I have been struggling through that (and yes, it is a struggle), I am seeing that there IS a place for end. A place for goals. A place to dangle the carrot. I love when we schedule vacations in advance because it gives me something to look forward to. Something I am excited about even if the day didn’t go as planned.
Well, 2014 has been a rough one for us. So, I found something that I can put on my list, hopefully cross off, and look forward to. I think I may have lost my mind. I’m not a runner. Never have been. But…here I am. Not only did I register for a half marathon today, but I registered to run a 10k the very next day! So, 19.3 miles in just over 24 hours. It’s ok – I know. CRAZY! But please don’t remind me of that part. Cheer me on to the finish line!