On a scale of 1-100 I believe I’m a 17

I don’t know exactly what my rating scale is.  I just know that I am on a journey to become the BEST version of myself that I can possibly be.  This journey will last my entire life so I figure that I will hopefully get a chance to someday approach 100.  In the meantime, I will enjoy each day that I have.

I am trying to think of my life and aspects in my life as a marathon rather than a short sprint.  Why rush something that is going to last forever?  What kinds of people, relationships, and things do I want in my life and what qualities do I strive to live with?

I am shifting my focus from making little temporary changes and quick fixes like diets and am trying to build a more long-lasting foundation.  I want to focus on designing a healthy lifestyle that encompasses my values and helps me to thrive rather than just survive.

I am a team-player and very supportive of the people that I love.  In order to continue being supportive, I need to build myself up and be strong.  Do things that bring me joy and bring out the best in me.  Yesterday I went for a run for the first time in a long time and it felt wonderful.  This morning I went to a masters’ swim workout for the first time in possibly years.  It feels so good to challenge myself.

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive and do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”  -Maya Angelou

Amen to that!

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