How often do you step outside of your comfort zone?
Tonight I decided to try something new - to join a group of runners I’ve never met with no idea what to expect.
I was nervous.
I talked myself out of it several times.
And then I reminded myself I need to find comfort in the uncomfortable if I’m going to become a faster runner.
So I went.
I was the slowest runner there. I am completely ok with that. Jim Rohn always said you are the average of the 5 people you spend your time with - so if that applies to running - I better run with people who are faster than me!
8 x 600 w/ 90 second rest
4 x 200 w/ 45 second rest
I struggled. I wanted to quit, a couple of times. But I gave my best each lap. I used the faster runners as motivation. And now I will sleep soundly knowing I pushed outside of my comfort zone & had a great, albeit hard, run tonight around the track.
Are You getting caught up on being perfect? Afraid You might make a mistake, or put that unperfect fuzzy photo of you (your private paparazzi had to be on “Smoke Break”), or not want to show how you feel because it might be different?
We get tied up in these feelings, thinking that if we mess up, or are a little “Quirky”, different, or not Beautiful enough for this “Perfect” World of IG, where it’s a norm to “USE the Appropriate Filters” to be followed or even noticed, people will make fun of us? BUT, all we are really doing, is keeping people, and possible friendships at arms length. We aren’t letting them see the real us.
Being vulnerable is a good thing, which allows us to create connections with others.
BE WHO YOU ARE
LOVE WHO YOU ARE
OTHER'S WILL TOO ~ Hal Elrod ~
I’m late in posting much today, was occupied with finalizing my son’s IEP with school district, before summer starts. I am honestly emotionally drained, because these type of meetings really give you a picture of what your child is lacking, how far he is behind as compared to NeuroTypical children of his age. We of course, concentrate more on positives, but I still worry about his future, will he be able to live independently on his own? I am not worried about his future now, because he still has us.
I’m grateful for all of you, and I hope you appreciate, and enjoy my Quirkiness. I’m one of a kind, Fiesty, Adventurous Woman , Wife, Mother, Friend, balancing life w/Fitness. Winging this Special Needs Parenting in style 😉. I value friendships, supporting others on their journeys & creating real connections. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I would love to know where are you following me from, let’s start with that at least. I always had passion for geography, learning about different countries, and meeting new people. Expanding my friendships and horizons. Heck, English is my 2nd language. I don’t bite either, most of the time 😂, talk to me. I love color, my life is colorful, pictures follow the same vibrant scheme.
✨ 𝓑𝓸𝓫𝓪💋 ✨