Monday, February 13, 2012

The Big Announcement(s)


Ok, I was gonna wait till mid-week to write this, but all decisions are made. This is going to happen.

Getting over fears part 1:

Fears: growing up, giving up all the awe and idealism that comes with being a student, being super pretentious, being able to actually apply for that PhD I want (funds allowing).

What’s happening: I’ve been sitting on the completion of a second masters for… uh … like two years. I have one in History (I mean, that’s the one I really wanted). But, I have a second pending in Public Policy. All I have to do is finish the thesis I’m 2/3 done with. Really, there’s 0 reason for me to be slacking like this. So, I met with some people at the school, and I’m gonna finish it – by May. done and done.

Getting over fears part 2:

Fears: physical challenge, not being able to, self doubt, lack of self worth, failure, failure, failure.

What’s happening: I’m going to run a marathon. This year. My year goals started with 4 half marathons. I was putting off the inevitable. I knew it. I’ve poked at the idea on facebook and twitter, and gotten a ton of positive, encouraging, and supportive feedback.

October 7, 2012 – Hudson Mohawk Marathon – here I come!

I’ve been renewed with a sense of confidence and validation. I’m going to be 30 this year folks. I’ve got two choices – to wallow in the fact that I’m not where I thought I’d be (from the perspective of 20 year old me, hah she was naive), or to embrace the fact that I’m young, healthy and free. There’s a whole world of opportunity before me, the only thing standing in my way is me.

Welcome to my third decade. I’m gonna step it up. Stop being so angry, stop being so scared, stop being so defensive, and live this life while I’ve got it.


Maybe I’ll give up a few other fears along the way….. <3


Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

Awesome! Way to conquer your fears and have some fantastic things lined up for the year!

Licorice Liz said...

Yes. Yes. Y-E-S!!

Alyse said...

YES! Good for you!! I completely understand the thesis-inspired ennui that can set in... you CAN power through and finish it. And you can rock that marathon.

I'm totally inspired by your rejection of fear. Especially because my friend just made me sign up for a half marathon. Eeks!

Emily @ Journey to the Center of Manhattan said...

you can do it!!!!!! I ran my first marathon last year in the middle of law school. it was so rewarding. Your body is already capable of finishing, you just have to believe that you can!