A new year on the academic calendar. The years slip by so quickly as an adult. I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to accomplish this year. I was talking with a friend about my goals and she asked me if I ever just sit back and say enough. She shared with me about a book about being “enough.” “Enough” has become a bit of a battlecry for the over-worked mother. It’s a platform that Brene Brown writes her books from.
It’s not that I’m not enough. I think I describe my penchant for self-improvement badly. It’s not that I’m doing a bad job or scolding myself, but I need the pursuit of better in my life to feel fulfilled. It’s the purpose driven life. My purpose has never been to sit back but rather to take the wheel and drive it down Self Help Lane. I love reading about new ideas and new theories for making my life better. My life is good but the pursuit of greatness makes it great.
I want to run faster. Not farther this year but faster. Tick some minutes off my mile. I read an interesting science-based book on the benefits of alternate day fasting so I want to see if this can rev up the old metabolism. I’m currently reading the book How to Have a Good Day by Caroline Webb. Yes! I want to know how to have a good or at least a better day. I want to start a morning practice of meditation to see if it’s as helpful as the research says. I want to form the habit of taking my multivitamin every day.
I’ll never stop pursuing. I’m enough but I can always be better.