02 March 2009

Where are you going? Where have you been?

This morning, I received the weekly message from Chris regarding tri training. He talked about building a base and looking ahead to goals, as well as looking back and seeing how far we've come and how what we've done in the past is preparing us for our goals. How's that for a long, convoluted sentence? Anyways, I'm very proud to say that I completed all of my workouts in February and would like to continue that streak for as long as possible...however, I am going out of town all next week, so I may have to break the streak for spring break.

While I was reading through Chris' e-mail, the title struck me. Over the past couple of weeks, I've had three or four people ask me where I'm going in a variety of different ways. I've been asked what my career goals are, where I'd like to be in 5 years, what are my dreams, etc. The scary part of that question, for me at least, is that I have NO answers to those questions. Me, who lives to set and achieve goals, and move forward, and live my dreams and all of that!?! I really don't know what I want to do or where I see myself.

I can look back over the past 30 years (that sounds so I'm ancient or something) and see where I've been. My life has had its ups and downs, but I've been able to accomplish alot of stuff. In fact, before I turned 29, I had achieved all of my major life goals, except for one. It's almost 2 years later, and yeah...I still haven't figured out any more goals, except for Kona of course, but that is WAY off in the distance. My accomplishments have definitely shaped me into the person that I am and continue to drive me forward. The problem is, I'm not really sure where forward is...and that is a little or alot scary.

So, apparently, I have a question that I need to think long and hard about and find some answers to.

Oh, and I came across this quote and really liked it, so I thought I'd share it in case any of you are inspired as well.

"Have patience with all things, but chiefly with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them - everyday begin the task anew." ~ Saint Francis de Sales


Barb said...

At the age of 30, you have accomplished much. Give yourself credit, girlfriend!