I took a mini blog hiatus over the past month or so. But now I am back and ready to embrace 2020. It’s been a whirlwind since the end of 2019. I attended Tony Robbins’ Date With Destiny in December and then promptly got sick with a sinus infection. Then the kids and I traveled to visit with my family in the Philly burbs over the holidays. We returned home to NH for the start of the New Year only to discover that I had a furnace/pipe failure while we were gone that caused basement flooding/mold damage so now I am in the throes of dealing with that delightful home ownership issue. In the midst of all of this I am trying to get my running back on track and am jumping at new opportunities that have come my way.
So now it’s time to choose my word(s) for 2020 to help guide my year which is something that I do every year. Last year my word of focus was BREATHE. This year it is two words SAY YES! What I discovered about myself at Date with Destiny is that I have come to using perfectionism and negativity to guide me which usually results in me holding myself back because I am so afraid of failure that I don’t take on new opportunities. Instead of saying yes, I say no because it is easier to not do something because it might be new, hard, or seemingly challenging. In the past I walked forward with great trepidation letting anxiety rule me and because of this who knows what opportunities I missed out on.
I am ready to begin stepping out of that comfort zone. Saying YES! can be scary because it means that you must move forward and challenge yourself to learn and grow. I need to SAY YES! and to trust in myself more and not worry that I might not do something perfectly and that even thought there might be mistakes along the way there will also be growth and change for the positive.
So far the New Year has presented me with several new opportunities and chances to SAY YES! So far I have said yes to running my 15th marathon, the Portland Marathon. I have also said yes to some new writing and social media marketing/facilitation opportunities. I am excited to see what this new year will bring me as I make myself more vulnerable and open by saying yes.