I’ll be honest – last week was wearisome. I ended the week feeling more exhausted than I’ve felt in a very, very long time.
Discouraged by my physical and emotional exhaustion (mixed with my lack of a social life,) I found myself slipping into the comparison trap [the rational side of me is reading this now and whispering ‘the grass is always greener, my friend.’] I started to doubt my ability to persevere through the current/future challenges related to a complete career switch. I was frustrated, negative and spiraling into a stress case.
And then the weekend came, I had time to sleep, study and I had time to prepare for this week. When I woke up Monday morning, I read the above quote in my instagram feed. The timing was perfect.
I may not be completely happy with where I am in my life, but I am encouraged that at least I am doing something about it. Every day, I get a little bit closer to my end-goal – a goal that I know will take a lot of time, energy and work to achieve. I just need to be a little more patient, less hard on myself and I need to remember that although sacrifices are involved, (missed social gathers, limited sleep, no weekend trips, etc.) it’s what I will eventually gain that truly matters.
As this week continues, I hope this quote will encourage you as much as it did me. It’s relevant in multiple aspects of our lives – why do we eat healthy? Why do we exercise? We give up the sugar, the energy, the sweat in order to gain something even better. We work now, for a better tomorrow.
And speaking of tomorrow….it’s National Running Day tomorrow and Rock n’ Roll is offering awesome discounts on their race series. I ran the 1/2 marathon this year in DC and loved the course. I’m even considering registering for my second full marathon next March since it’s only $75 (price good on 6/4 only), which is basically unheard of! Who wants to join me?!