Thursday, July 25, 2013

New Beginnings

Sometimes a fellow blogger will write something and the entire time I'm reading the post, I'm nodding along. Does anyone else do this?

Apparently both Anna and Jess were reading my mind last week.

While I don't think I'm quite having a quarter-life crisis (don't worry, I already had one of those back in grad school), I am definitely feeling a little...lost.
Maybe it has something to do with turning 25 or being newly single?

Either way, I decided a while ago that I needed a goal. Something to work towards so I can feel that sense of accomplishment again. Even though I just got promoted (and got a raise !!!!), I still don't feel like I really earned it. Our accounting firm has a natural progression of staffing, so it's almost the norm to get promoted after a certain period of time (all the staff who started the day I did also got promoted).

My point in all this rambling is this: I've decided to register for half marathon #2. While my first half was pretty disappointing and training for one last fall didn't end so well, the sense of accomplishment I felt when crossing that finish line was pretty unreal. And I want to know what that feels like again. To have a goal and then reach it. So that's what I'm going to do!

And while that goal is in the near future, I've also been working on some not-so-distant goals. Several months ago, I stumbled upon The Day Zero Project, which encourages people to make a list of 101 things they'd like to do in 1001 days (roughly 2.75 years).

I've been perfecting my list for a while now and will be posting it soon! I meant to post it on my 25th birthday, seeing as 25 seemed like the perfect milestone to begin such a project! I'm looking forward to crossing things of this "bucket list" of sorts, and to chronicle the journey along the way!


Becca @ Life as a Fitzgerald said...

That is great! I know it is so easy to get caught up with work & all of life's duties, that we get in a rut and need a goal or something on the side to do. What half are you thinking of? I am trying to get myself into half shape. My aunt is running the Spinx half in Oct. and wants me to do it with her. I used to run way more last year, but I've taken a huge break lately. Currently, I'm only up to 2 miles so I have a long way to go haha.

Congrats on the job promotion as well! :)

Anna said...

Yay you can jump on the half train with me! Even if we're running different races it's always nice to have other people training at the same time.

I've been wanting to do The Day Zero Project for a while too, maybe I'll do that as a birthday present to myself!