The month of October started on the first day of a brand new week. It hit me that we only have three more months till the end of the year. What have I accomplished? What have I said that I wanted to do but kept pushing back? It’s always tempting to get swept up in the busyness of life. The waves of to-dos that pile up barely before you’ve crossed out your old checklist. But it was a sobering thought. Honestly I haven’t been posting much in this space because I’ve been feeling lost, a sensation that’s new-to-me. But I’m working on it. I’m working on doing things that I’m genuinely passionate about, that make me happy, that fill me with drive. The fire-in-my-belly type of stuff. Not things that look good on paper or that people feel you need to do in order to be taken seriously. Life’s too short and precious for that.
In the exercise studio I go to (officially a year now, a milestone in itself), there is a sign that just says “DO”. It is a simple, but powerful verb. It implies action with mindfulness. In that context of working out, it is about staying committed to improving your fitness and changing your body for the better, however tough the class may seem, or however more flexible the person next to us is. At the end I somehow find that I have much more energy and strength, and I can sit up a little taller. But it can also be extrapolated to life itself – that we need to go for what truly matters to us with conviction and dedication, no matter the bumps in the road or the naysayers. It won’t be easy, but it is incredibly rewarding to pursue the things that make our heart beat a little faster (in a good way). For the rest of the year, I’m going to be focusing more on greater self-awareness as I embrace the art of doing. And already, there is so much to be excited for and look forward to.