Just Start

We are women. We plan and we overthink to no end. And I feel like a lot of times we crush our own aspirations before we even let the world or other people do it for us. For some unknown reason we feel like we need to report why we are doing something or why we want something with complete explanations as to how this will be the best use of our time. Honestly, it hinders us. You want to know why? Because we cannot even begin to predict how something that we enjoy today can better us tomorrow. The limits are endless. There is absolutely no guarantee that what you are doing today will make your life better in the long run – so why not chose to do something that puts a smile on your face?

Let’s think about future you. When was the last time you were thankful for a decision you made that got you to where you are standing right now? Could you imagine your life and where you might be standing instead if you didn’t take that leap and make an ordinary (or maybe extraordinary) move?

I guess my point is – why can’t we just start something or just do something because it brings us joy or because it is the next lily pad we can see to jump to? Well, if there is anything I have gained comfort in during the last few weeks it is just that. I wanted to start Outrun Like a Girl to motivate myself through this next year and through the marathon. I also hoped to motivate one or two people along the way with me – and honestly, that would really be enough. I have come to realize that I am going to gain a lot more from this than I thought. After spending a few weeks connecting with girls through their blogs or instablogs I have found such comfort in a community of women who found something they love and are passionate about and just choose to talk about it – to share it. No strings attached. I’m very glad I started.

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