It seems like every two years I find myself back here writing a post about new beginnings. I write that one post and then ghost my own website. I find that ghosting to be a representation of simply not having the heart or energy to post something meaningful. Hopefully, this will be the year that I don’t turn into a ghost.
2017 was an amazing year for me. Here are a few of my favorite highlights:
- Co-leading and launching a new, award-winning website in six months. This project was my baby and devoured my life. I’m immensely proud of it.
- Racing and securing PRs during the Soldier Field 10 Miler, Rock n Roll New Orleans Half Marathon, Stan’s Donuts 5k and Art Van Turkey Trot 8k.
- Traveling to New Orleans, Monterey, Las Vegas, Atlanta and San Francisco for work and pleasure. Taking a road trip to Michigan to support friends.
- Screaming my head off riding insane roller coasters and enjoying the roller coaster of my childhood at Six Flags.
- Training for and running my fourth, and very humbling, Chicago Marathon. Working with my CES family, chiropractor and physical therapist really made me understand the importance of physical strength.
After talking with a friend about how amazing 2017 was, they asked me what my resolution was for 2018. I am completely over the use of the word “resolution.” It’s synonymous with failure — at least in my experience. For me, it’s about setting goals or focusing on something new. For 2018, that goal is strength. Physical, mental and emotional strength.
Do I have a complete road plan for how to become stronger? No. Will I fail at parts of this? Probably. Will I keep trying? Absolutely. Does this mean cutting out parts of my life that are roadblocks to this goal? Yes. In fact, I already have. Is the physical part of this journey going to be the easiest for me? I think so.
Follow along with me on this journey. I hope some of you will join me, too.