Just a quick post to commemorate the day, what with it being my last at [international hair and beauty corporation]. I’m officially a stay-at-home freelancer.
Image courtesy of Raving Dave
I heard a friend say this once, “If it makes you feel like you’re going to vomit, you’re on the right track!” She wasn’t talking about a night at the bar; rather, she was talking about how to know if a decision or life change was right. I’ve been thinking about this little saying for the past week or so, because as I’ve gotten closer to my end working date, the uncertainty of what I’m moving toward has become more real in my brain, more prevalent in my thoughts. It has made me feel like vomiting, a little! Because I have had a tendency, in the past, to go charging toward something thinking it will be the perfect thing, the solution I’ve been waiting for!, only to find that it, too, has its pitfalls.
This is a much different change, though, and I’m excited. I’m working with a great company, and the transition feels really natural, not at all jarring. The timing feels right, and I’m so excited to see what’s next!
Why is it that the goals you deem the scariest, are the ones that you most often have the opportunity to endeavor? Last year I set the intention to run my first half-marathon; I ran 2. This year, I have merely been considering the possibility of running my first marathon. Just slightly thinking about it, a little! I haven’t even set my goals for the year down on paper… yet BOOM!!!!!!! Today, after a friend queried my interest, I signed up for Grandma’s Marathon on 16 June 2012. That’s just over 19 weeks to train (I think). Yikes.Disclaimer: I know I’ll do fine, and I’m not looking for validation (though encouragement is welcome, as are your success and/or horror stories!). Just a bit gun-shy thinking about those Saturday-morning 20-milers come May…