I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!! It’s been 30 days, and this is my 30th Post! I accepted a challenge and have actually mede it to the end! It wasn’t always pretty. As you know, there were days I missed, and then did 2 posts another day to make up for it. There were late nights and early mornings, especially on those days where I didn’t have a great idea, but would refuse to write something until I found a thought that truly inspired me.
What did I get out of this?
An intensification of a dichotomy that lives in me. On one side, I am a perfectionist. I like things to be organized, complete, and wrapped up in a perfect little bow. For me, there is safety in completion, and in a job done well. On my other side, I long for a spontaneous adventure, a reaching for something I’m not sure I can reach.
I have done more challenging things in my life than this. I have done things that push my physical, mental and emotional limits beyond what I thought humanly possible. You’ve heard about my Grand Canyon Hike, right? 23 hours, 43 miles, 11,000 feet of elevation gain (and loss). You haven’t heard that story? Oh! That’s because I barely told anyone. I push myself in my private world. Perhaps I don’t publicize it so no one will know if I fail (unfortunately, then no one gets to celebrate with me when I succeed). This challenge was totally different! It was completely public! I had the possibility to fail in front of all of you every single time I hit “publish”, but I did it anyway.
And, shockingly, I’m still here to tell the tale. Not only that, but I am INSPIRED!!! I am inspired to continue my quest of keeping my “safety” zone, while pushing my limits, reaching for the stars and exploring how I can use this lesson to do MORE to help everyone out there who wants to listen.