Monday Motivation // 03.18.13

Monday, March 18, 2013

I really am in need of motivation today. After having such a relaxing and amazing spring break this past week, it was so hard waking up at 8:00 am this morning. I have to say though, it was nice waking up in my own bed. I've slept in so many uncomfortable places this past week that I'm sure my back hates me. 

Spring break actually gave me some time to think about the future, which was nice. Every time someone asked me about what I'm going to do in the future before spring break, I would just make a noncommittal response or dance around the topic. I honestly just kept thinking that maybe what I'm meant to do with my life will drop out of the sky and hit me on the head. Unfortunately, I'm having to face the facts and realize that isn't going to happen. 

Ross is such a good sport. He has been listening to me talk about what I want to do with my life since before we even started dating and I'm surprised that he hasn't decided to kick me to the curb. He asked me something to me this week though that really made me think. What do I think about that makes me excited and want to do it every single day? 

Honestly, the answer came to me easily. Everyday, I'm excited about helping someone in some way. I love writing this blog because someone may be going through the same things as me and something I say might speak to them. However, I can't figure out the answer to the golden question of what career can I make out of this. So, I'm determined to stop lolly-gagging around and start making the most of my time by figuring out my dreams and living them. 

I'm curious, if any of you are living your dream, how did you determine what is was and did you take any crazy risks to make it happen?

Monday Motivation // 03.04.13

Monday, March 4, 2013

I saw this quote floating around Pinterest this morning and it really stuck with me. One issue that I deal with a lot is wanting things to just happen. Like with this blog, I wanted it to be amazing on day one of posting but I realized it would take a while for me to find my way. A lot of times I get down on myself because whatever I am doing isn't suddenly fantastic. 

Great things are great because of the time and effort put into them. It's been a tough lesson to swallow since I get extremely impatient when I want something I'm working on to be an immediate success. As much as we would love to snap our fingers and everything be perfect, the time we spend getting to the finish line contributes to our success the most. So, if you are frustrated with a project this week, I encourage you to take a step back and appreciate the process. Greatness will come when the time is right.