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Mini challenge

When I sat down to write this post, I was everything but inspired. I felt sleepy, over-heated, cranky, and brain dead. The fact that I have been writing for four hours in a hot room – which frankly feels more like an oven – is surprising to me.  Finishing it will be the result of some scant amount of discipline and nothing more. You might say that the process of writing this post is a microcosm example of Michael Phelps’ somewhat lacking preparation before this years’ Olympics! I’m getting the job done, but it’s not my best work. Summer 2012 is kicking my ass.

Okay, maybe comparing my writing skills to Michael Phelps’ performance in the Olympics is a slight exaggeration.

All I’m saying is that regardless of how much I may enjoy exercise or writing (or say, swimming), sometimes I am just not in the mood to do the prep work. And that’s where discipline comes in. I’m sure that, like Phelps, I would much prefer taking tremendous bong rips and playing a leisurely game of golf. But needless to say, I don’t have even a fraction of  Phelps’ talent to back up my laziness. Which is why it’s time for me to get crackin’. Watching the Olympics has made me even more contemplative about my future. The little voice in my mind is incessantly questioning, what the HELL are you doing with your life?

But the logical voice in me says that we all have our own challenges in life. Maybe my own laziness and self doubt is what I need to overcome. Hell, today’s blogging experience has been a mini challenge in itself! And that is why I am writing this post: to overcome my own laziness. Well, that and to make a couple of relevant announcements.

The first announcement is that my physical discipline is paying off and I have re-lost five pounds since I’ve re-gotten serious about Weight Watchers.

The second announcement in Jenni land is:

I AM GOING TO NEW YORK CITY THIS FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Whoa, excuse my enthusiasm there. So the story is that last week my Auntie Kim threw me this curveball:

Since receiving that text I have been in a state of disbelief. I’ve always wanted to go to NYC and play like the characters in my favorite movies and TV shows. Knowing my auntie and I, we will have an amazingly girly time and act like the ladies in Sex and the City. Don’t worry, I’ll take plenty of photos and fully intend to have 16,038 epiphanies during my stay in the Big Apple, all of which I will share with you.

This travel opportunity has really made me internalize that YOLO and that I need to be more disciplined in taking the right steps to secure my future. In other words, I must grab my life by the balls and start heading down the right path. Even though I am not completely sure what I should be writing about right now, and I know this post isn’t perfect by any means, I am blogging because I need to advance myself. I shan’t stop writing, creating or progressing. I shan’t.

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