what are you working on this year? i’ll go first; i’m working on being more for…

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what are you working on this year?

i’ll go first; i’m working on being more forgiving with myself.

whether it’s with school, running, or relationships i tend to beat myself up over small things. i worry about messing up for weeks beforehand, and if i do mess up i’ll think about it for months.

but that gets nothing done. instead, i have to forgive and move on. i have to acknowledge and then work harder. dwelling on things don’t change them, but we can determine what happens next.

i’m working on changing my definition of success.

i used to believe that success was money, it was medals, it was plaques, it was bragging rights, it was being the best. but in finding some “success” in some aspects, i’ve realized all of that is vain.

success is being told “i love you”, it’s watching the sunrise, it’s watching the sunset, it’s going out to eat with teammates after a hard run, it’s really good coffee after a really bad day, it’s christmas cookies with icing in the middle of summer, success is the little things.

we can find accomplishment and happiness in the little things instead of tearing ourselves apart over them.

because really, the biggest accomplishment is just being alive

a recipe coming in a little bit🤎