You can do the things you have always wanted to do.
You can rise up.
You absolutely need to do the thing that your heart calls you to do…
If it makes you a better, stronger person…
If it ripples positivity and vibrancy into other areas of your life…
You need to make it happen.
Your life depends on it.
Who you become depends on what you choose to do today.
Your past doesn’t translate into your future.
You can’t change who you’ve been, but you can decide who you will become.
Those dreams inside are calling for you.
To rise up.
To become strong.
To take that next step today towards becoming who you’ve been created to be.
I have always wanted to run in a 5k.
After my divorce 2 and a half years ago, I had finally registered to run.
It was a new chapter. A new me.
Then race day came.
There were rumbles of thunder outside…
It wasn’t bad…
But the bed was warm… so I let the little bit of thunder be my excuse for not going.
And the race still went on…
I kicked myself for letting the opportunity pass me by.
I then would work out here and there. Starting and stopping…
But no momentum = No growth.
Recently, I decided enough was enough. Things have to change in this area of my life!
It is time to realize the dream I’ve had to run in a 5k.
I started making running a priority for me, even when I didn’t feel like it.
And this time, when race day came… I got my tush up and out of my warm bed.
But I’ve learned that whenever you’re trying to do something great, there will ALWAYS be an excuse that pops up.
This time around, thunder and lightening weren’t the excuse.. This time, my body decided to not feel well out of the blue. It created an excuse. A way out that I could have easily used.
But I didn’t listen.
This is now who I am. Feeling sick wasn’t going to stop me.
Some things are non-negotiable.
And so I ran.
And it was the coolest experience!
And I’m going to continue to run because it’s growing me in ways that I never imagined a thing like running could.
Running for me shows me what I’m capable of.
It’s showing me that I can do the things my younger self never thought I could.
And you can too.
In whatever area of your life is calling out to you.
Rise up, my friend.
Be the best you can be.
Your life is short. The time to live is now!