START WHERE YOU’RE AT

It’s so easy to see how far you are from your goals and dreams.

I remember when I started running. The thoughts and ideas I had of running came from High School gym class. Having to run a mile in under 12 minutes? or was it 14? I can’t remember that nightmare. All I remember was being sweaty, not being able to shower and then heading to English class. #horrible

So, as you can imagine, as an adult considering the possibility of becoming a runner gave me some really gnarly flashbacks. Instead of punishing myself for my inabilities as a teen, I opted for creating a morning ritual where I walked for 15 minutes. Those walks then became jogs, which later became runs.

There was no overnight success.

There was no pressure.

It was just me going outside, moving my legs. Everyday.

About 6 months into this routine, I ran my first half marathon.

Here’s the thing though. It never really matters how far or close you are from your goals (hear me out). What matters is that you are actually enjoying your life in the process. That you feel like WHAT you are doing and WHO you are being are in alignment.

There’s a process I use almost on a daily basis to pop me back into alignment.

  1. ask yourself WHAT you want and WHY you want it (journal about this)
  2. start where you’re at (any action towards what you want is a million times better than NO action)
  3. ask yourself WHO this goal is allowing you to become (the true win of our goals is who we become in the process)
  4. repeat steps 1-3 every day

Lastly, I just want to say this. It’s SO easy to get caught up in comparisonitis. Remember that your path is yours alone. Your business and your art is your gift to the world.  Keep taking one step every day. That’s all it takes.

And as for me? I am currently training for a full 26.2 mile marathon. One step at a time.

4 thoughts on “START WHERE YOU’RE AT

      • cat h bradley says:

        Hey Olivia! Yeah, I am a runner as well 😍. Actually running my first full marathon in November in NYC. Very exciting. Was checking out your blog (it’s great btw) and saw your post and I had just sort of written something similar in my last post (at least similar in thought). Was cool to see another runner talking about living in the now. I also saw one of your much older posts and saw that you had a pretty awesome 1 year anniversary in January. I’m actually in that club as well :). Nice finding you and looking forward to reading more.

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      • wintermoonblog says:

        Cat that is SUPER exciting! Im following your journey on your blog. LOVE IT! Can’t wait to hear about your first marathon journey! We do seem to have A LOT in common. <3 Excited to have connected with you and reading more from you as well, hun. :D

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