HI! Wow, I cannot believe how stinkin long it has been since I even looked at my own blog…WTF happened hehe. Life got busy (which is a poor excuse)…it’s already freaking September…like hello fall but hold on, life, slow down!
First things first. I am vowing on this day-Monday September 12th, 2016-to make a conscious effort to hit this blog 2 x a week.
Second things second. Here’s a quick re-cap of where life has been the past few months.
This past June I was given the incredible opportunity to leave my full time job at U.S. Bank to pursue a career at Alchemy. I cannot tell you how scared, excited, anxious…pretty much every emotion in the dictionary…I felt it. I had been at the Bank for 5 years…that’s the longest I had ever been at one job.
How did I decide to leave my super secure corporate job? Well, for starters, I could not handle sitting at a desk for 8.5 hours a day behind a computer. I would get anxious to go to work. I’d get the worst case of SNS (Sunday Night Scaries). I didn’t feel like I was adding value to my life or anyone else’s in that current situation. My 5 years at that company were great, but it was time for a change.
Let me tell you something-taking a leap and going after something I truly love, something I look forward to doing every single day-that’s the best decision I could have ever made.
Why am I telling you all this? Because I want you to know something-chase your dreams. If it’s something you truly want, go for it. You can make the situation work. Do something every day that adds value to your life and the lives of others. Do something that scares the shit out of you but is so totally worth it it doesn’t even matter. I’m here to tell you first hand, things will work out.
If you are unhappy in your current situation-DO something to change it. We’re only here for a short amount of time and might as well enjoy it right? Believe in yourself even if no one else does (but let me tell you, people will believe in you). Do what makes YOU happy. Be brave. I got your back.
The second thing that’s been a constant in my life this summer (besides Alchemy, my family, my doggie, and Vietnamese coffee) has been running. I have been lucky enough to run with some of the most badass people in MN and it has made training for the Twin Cities Marathon the most enjoyable experience EVER.
That’s one other thing I have to tell you-find a group of people who support your dreams and you will blow them out of the water. If it wasn’t for my crew of ARun peeps, I would have stopped training months ago. But every Saturday, they show up bright-eyed and cheery and are ready to crush some miles and it makes it all worth it.
Surround yourself with people who push you to be the best person you can. It will make everything SO much better and you will do things you never thought you could (like run a sub 7 minute mile!).
What have you been up to these past months? What are you looking forward to this September?
Here we have it friends-first post of fall 2016 in the books. Can’t wait for many many more.