You probably thought that I disappeared. It’s cool, I also kind of wondered.
Waaaaay back in March when I started Transition Therapy, the need was different. I yearned for a creative outlet where I could transform the discomfort that I was feeling about being “in transition” into something that felt…I don’t know…helpful. To me. To others. To anyone who needed help.
And that motivation worked for a while. I could sit down and write about lessons that I was learning and how seemingly unrelated themes and events overlapped. But sometime around July that motivation started to seem outdated and I quieted down for a while.
Then things happened: Joe and I were out of town a lot, he moved to a new place, I relocated to a new city. The excuses, they are endless.
But I’m back. Starting today.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been thinking and reading a lot about hard work and discipline. They are values of successful people. Because I am not the most disciplined person on the block, I’m trying to internalize it as a personal trait. To help, I’ve relied on a running schedule that I borrowed from Women’s Health. But the truth is: I don’t want to make a career out of running. I just want to be healthy.
So I decided (as I was beginning the last paragraph actually) that I should come up with a disciplinary exercise that might feed a career interest: every weekday for the next six weeks, I am going to write a blog post.
That’s it. That’s my disciplinary exercise. It may not sound like a lot, but for me it’s just enough of a challenge to keep me motivated. Because I’m not one of those people who signs up for a marathon when they can’t run to the mailbox, I’m the girl who finds a 7 week program that prepares her to run for 30 minutes.