Two simple sentences.
2017 is summed up for me in two very simple sentences.
I give up on so many things. A ridiculous amount of things. Small things, big things, it didn’t matter. If something started getting hard, or boring, or if I simply lost interest in it I would just toss it to the side.
Running, 5Ks, painting, writing, knitting that blanket that is still sitting in the corner of the living room, putting effort into this and that. I think you get the picture.
This year, oh this year things will be different. Everything won’t get tackled all at once, not like I used to try to do. No, I will actually be patient for the first time in my life.
“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale
I will take the time. I will be patient. I will stay calm. I will stay hopeful.
I will write the book that has been patiently waiting in my mind.
I will knit that blanket so that one day I can give it to my child.
I will know what it feels like to cross the finish line of a 5K, then maybe a 10K, maybe even a marathon.
“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand
Maybe not all of that will happen this year, but I will at least begin.
I will no longer be weak and allow my fear of judgement from others to dictate my actions.
I already know what giving up feels like.
I want to know what happens when I don’t.
You’re about to see what I can become.