Putting Myself Out There

Today I applied for a new position within the company I work for. I’m nowhere near being able to write full time and not work these day jobs anymore, so I’m working with what I have. I currently work in the finance industry, and this new position would mean a big pay raise, and the ability to put aside hundreds of dollars each month for the trip to Oregon while still continuing my education for my writing degree.

I know me, and I know if I want my life to continue on the upward trend it’s on lately, I have to continue to step out of my comfort zone. I know nothing about the mortgage business, but I want to learn. Hey, maybe I’ll enjoy it so much I’ll decide to write about it. I don’t know. But, what I do know is my life holds great things if I continue to push myself.

Speaking of pushing myself, I’ve been hitting the gym on a regular basis (3+ times per week, every week) for about a month now. I’ve already been able to up my weights, which I think is really cool. And today, my overweight asthmatic ass ran. It wasn’t much, but progress is progress. I was nearing the end of my 45 minute cardio sesh. I walk at various inclines at 2.5-3 MPH while I watch Hulu or Netflix. Currently, my “cardio show” is This Is Us. So, I get through the first 40 minutes, and tell myself “you have to start somewhere”. I already made it a goal to run the Disneyland Half Marathon in September 2018, and right now? I can run maybe two minutes at a time if I really push myself. So I ran for 3 minutes, 1 minute at a time, with 1 minute rest in between. It’s better than nothing. We all have to start somewhere, and I am proud of what I did for myself today.


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