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I think everyone goes through a phase in life where they're a little bit selfish. Every year, I find I'm less so, but my life is still primarily about me. What I want, who I want to be, what I want to do. It's evolved from those angsty teenager days of true selfishness & it will continue to evolve as I add more pieces to my puzzle. One of the more recent additions has been N.
This guy motivates me in many ways. He's my example of patience & the calm to my storm. He reminds me not to make a mountain out of a molehill (although I often still do). He's the easygoing, optimistic one, & this inspires me to look at things from his perspective. Think before you speak, you know?
Another big motivator was born of Fitness Friday. These Friday workouts started over a year ago & I honestly never expected much to come of them. I honestly kind of figured it would remain the couple of us in Solutions, being goofs at the end of the week. Somehow, it took off though & when I don't feel like writing up a workout, these people that show up every week motivate me to do so. It's for them that I keep doing this & because of them that I look forward to Fridays for a reason other than the weekend.
My biggest motivation in life is myself though. I'm happiest when I feel strong, healthy, and successful. There are so many things that contribute to these feelings - eating healthy, spending time with family & friends, working out, finishing a project at work, having people enjoy something I've written...so. many. things. I guess in a way that means that what's waiting for me on the other side of hard work motivates me as well. I think that's a big reason why I love CrossFit. Why I love cooking (& eating, & thinking about food, & planning travel around eating). Why I love being busy. Why I love planning.
This is my sixth post in response to Danielle's Journal Prompt. For the prompts & other responses, check out Danielle's blog Sometimes Sweet. Learn more about the project here.Follow @whoalansi