I dragged myself to the gym yesterday after a long and busy day. It’s been a long time since I’ve been this busy & it takes some getting use to. I’m grateful for the change and happy to be getting back to the days when I blend in cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.
I suspect that I will always be anywhere between five & six and a half at heart… especially when I’m at Toys R Us or walking down the cereal aisle and realize that just seeing Reese’s Pieces, Corn Pops & Trix cereal boxes make me smile in anticipation of the sugary happiness within…that’s totally normal right?
But getting back to my point of the day, as I was headed to the cardio room to attempt some vertical running once again, I ran in to an old friend. We started talking about the benefits of personal training, and how our bodies seem to like regaining those pounds we lose so it’s important to change things up and keep the body guessing. Our conversation then switched to life, and mutual friends. In the midst of it all my friend J mentioned how he’s recently been thinking of a career change, and I commented how great one of our friends is doing in turning her life around. I remembered how reluctant she was in the begin because of her age. But then she finally accepted that it’s never too late to follow your dreams no matter how unreachable or impossible they might seem, and now she’s working hard to make her dreams come true. She’s inspiring, and getting others to see that once you stop making excuses and face your fears, then it can be done.
By the end of our talk and the beginning of his last set we concurred that if you get to a point in life where you find no joy in what you do and that dissatisfaction spills over into other aspects of your life, then it’s time to move on, to find something new that sparks your passion. Because hating life is not an option.
So follow your heart! Find what inspires you and find a way to make it happen! Remember that age is just a number, and “impossible” is either a beautiful national park in central America or a word that means it will take a little longer & a whole lot more hard work than “possible”.
My Challenge 2U:
Change, change and change some more! Do it again and again until you find something that works for you and makes you happy! Every change should be a stepping stone for something better.
From now on whenever you hear or read the word “impossible” visualize it and read it as “I’M possible” because YOU can make anything possible!!! It won’t be easy, it will take time and require a lot of hard work but in the end it’s like RubySlippers says: “You’ve got this!”
So cheer yourself on: I’M POSSIBLE, I’M POSSIBLE, I’M POSSIBLE!!!!
P.S. I’ve been through The Impossible Pass and made it through alive…I also may or may not have run away and lost a camera to a crazy and curious ocelot…Somehow, this picture survived 🙂
A Little Wiki 4U:
El Imposible National Park contains a highly threatened dry tropical forest that forms part of the coastal mountain range Apaneca-Ilmatepec. The 9,000 acre of untamed wilderness ranges from 820 feet to 4,600 feet above sea level. It was named for the perilous gorge which used to claim the lives of farmers and pack mules transporting coffee to the Pacific port. The park is home to an extraordinary variety of plants and animal life, including butterflies, pumas, tigrillos (a.k.a. ocelots), wild boars, king hawks, black-crested eagles and more.