Nothing like a good life a** kicking to throw you off your blogging game. The itch to write finally got me to this keyboard tonight. Thoughts were running through my head on writing on quite a few things that have been happening in my life. I thought about writing about my running challenge I have been working at for 42 days now. Brag note, I have ran 42 days straight! An accomplishment that this 16 year veteran of running has never done until this moment… look forward to that blog entry as well! I also thought about writing about my yoga journey I will be entering starting in January of 2018. There are many things I want to share. However, I realized that I can’t do any of this until I actually sit down and write an update just on life in general!
I am no longer Cali A. Last year during this time I would have been writing in Riverside, California. I will not deny that I am desperately missing many parts of my life out in California. Even though it only lasted a year I learned a lot about myself. It was one of the most empowering, humbling, and wonderful experiences I have had in my 29 years of life. My parting with the state was not an easy one, however I see that were I am right now in this moment is where I need to be. There have been doors that have opened for me or rather I have opened. Being here is right for right now. I plan on continuing to grow and better myself this next year.
Tonight I am going to end with some of the things the last six months have reminded me or taught me:
- The only person who is in charge of your happiness and fulfillment is looking you the eye every day… unless you don’t own a mirror. You are the person that is in charge of your own life, so act like it.
- Don’t give-up goals and dreams just because it doesn’t matter to others! When it comes to our personal goals there are many times the people around us really don’t care if you do or if you don’t accomplish them. Even those people that truly love you, because they love you! It isn’t a bad thing that your loved ones might not care if you don’t reach your goals because it just means they love you no matter what. However that doesn’t mean that you are given permission to give up on you! Fight for yourself and the goals that are worth fighting for.
- Failure equals learning. Something that you might equate with failure is most likely going to teach you a lesson in life or help change your perceptive. For example you might see in a deeper way than ever how important public education is in this world… okay that example might be a little too specific based on my own experience.
- Take risks. You will never know what you are capable of in life if you don’t do things that scare the living crap out of you. I love the quote “If your goals don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.” It is okay to take risks, it’s okay if the results aren’t want you were expecting, and it’s okay to know what is on the other side of the jump.
- Don’t compromise your own drive for the comfort of others.
I am excited to be back in the blogging game, even if only a few people read it! I am excited to be spending my year in Indiana. I can’t wait to write more, learn more, and live fully in the coming month and the new year that is quickly approaching.