I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!! It’s been 30 days, and this is my 30th Post! I accepted a challenge and have actuallyI'm So grateful 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.

THANK YOU for coming on this journey with me, whether you knew you were on it or not!

Food for thought tonight: What is ONE THING you can push yourself to do? Write it down! Put it out to the virtual universe, or send it to me in a message, so we can all help support you!

I know you CAN!