Posts Tagged ‘challenge’
I have written 100 blog posts for the Leiter Side of Life!
(In my head this is where one of those cheesy Hooray! calls goes off and confetti and balloons fall from the ceiling.)
Moment to pause. Both for concern of actually thinking out the above statement and to soak in the feelings of success.
I started writing my blog back in February on a weekend getaway to Higgins Beach. I had decided to leave my job as assistant manager and work towards something that was more “me.” Something that would bring me more happiness and sense of accomplishment. Obviously I’m still on that quest and I know it’s not going to happen over night.
My blog has been an outlet to channel my struggles and the lighter moments along the way. I have almost 2,600 visits to my blog, 2,594, to be exact, and while most are family and friends I’m still so grateful for their support and that others have gotten to see, and hopefully relate a little, to my quarter-life crisis.
When I look back and see how far I’ve really come in the past four months it feels good. Though most days present a lot more challenge then days previous, I feel like I’m working towards something for the first time. The little successes along the way, like getting my surfing story published, have more prolific feelings of success then I’ve had previous in my life.
This blog has really help me get more in tune with myself in many ways, seriously and light-heartedly, at times.
Every time you post on WordPress, a little quote of encouragement comes up. Along the way I took screen shots of some of my favorites. Enjoy!
This is a photo from when I was in San Francisco last month. The little town in the distance, Stinson Beach, right outside of the city, is this beautiful, peaceful little place. It comes across as a tight-knit community where there’s opportunities to surf these waves, head up the mountain for a hike or catch up with your friends around the fireplace over a beer at the cute little restaurant right off the beach.
This week started with a great memorial day BBQ and great weather. I’ve spent a lot of time catching up with family and friends which has been fun. However, it has also been a week in which my lack of challenge or stability of a substantial amount of work that I like has been wearing on me and brining me down.
I made a big life decision a while back to move to San Francisco at the end of the summer. This week keeps me brining back to this peaceful little place and the city of San Fran. The move, the new challenges, the adventure etc.- are a huge contribution to helping me find my serenity in the current place I’m in. I find serenity in my family and friends and the many moments of happiness I have here as well, but sometimes the emotions that come with the feelings of lack of accomplishment can be a drag.
These days I have to keep reminding myself that the space I’m in is only temporary and that I can’t forget to enjoy the ride…and that there are so many little places like Stinson Beach, so many new challenges and new adventures to discover in my very near future.