Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Two blizzards later, I managed to maintain my walking challenge to hit Day 165! A friend once told me about a man she saw speak once who eloquently put into words why I keep up my challenge. In his speech about his struggles with sobriety he mentioned the number of days he'd gone without a drink. Even through the tough days "the fear of the zero" kept him from drinking. I wish I knew that man's name so I could credit him with such a profound statement about goal setting. "The fear of the zero" certainly kept me walking through the blizzards this last week.
This little challenge of mine is also slowly but positively effecting change in other areas of my life. For starts I got over a major hurdle and started dating again. I got out of an abusive relationship four years ago and never really recovered because of the unbelievable losses I accrued. For some unknown reason though, I got a twitch in my tail and started dating men online a few weeks ago. Granted it lasted for five days and my experiences were horrible; but at least now I can say I've been on a date in the last month instead of four years ago. Another thing too is I reached out to a former co-worker for Mandarin lessons. It's been ages since I picked up my Mandarin lessons. Now my weekly meetings with him will keep me on track to learning another language. In fact, I am including 15 minutes of daily language learning as my next challenge. That's something I am really excited about.
I realize these are all very small changes with huge implications in my life. Giant problems lie waiting to be solved but I am willing to take one thing at a time. Just accomplish small till I get somewhere amazing.