Hello and good morning. I hope everyone is having a good week and growing in a positive direction. Its 10:27am and I’m at work… again. But that’s ok! I’m grateful to have a job that provides for my wife and I (she works very hard too)
I’m moving to California in 10 days. Excited doesn’t even begin to explain how I feel about it. I’m ready for this new chapter in my life to get going. Its going to have a new job, new friends, new surroundings, and I’m sure a new set of problems to come with it.
But today I’m curious if anyone reading this has any experience with moving far away from your home town? What were some of the challenges you faced? What was easy/hard about it?
I think the hardest part for me is going to be not knowing how to get around town. I have lived in Louisville Kentucky for 27 years so when I need to get somewhere I know how. I’m going to have to learn a whole new set of neighborhoods and street names. Not to mention new freeways and traffic patterns.
Let me know what you guys think.
So its Monday. Which is a day many people dread because it means back to the real world. For me however I feel like it’s a good chance to start fresh. The weekends over, we have had time to reflect and relax (hopefully) and now its time to put the wheels in motion.
I had time over the weekend to spend with myself and just my thoughts. That doesn’t happen for me very often so I took the opportunity to do some reflecting. I thought about how my life is going right now and how I would like it to be. All in all I’m content with where I am. There in lies the problem.
Being content is the reason I don’t have a grasp on where I’m heading. I have been living way too inside my comfort zone. Most of our growth as humans is done outside of the comfort zone. Over the past 6 to 8 months I have set up a permanent dwelling in the comfort zone. Sofa and all.
This week I am challenging not only myself but everyone reading this to get up and get out of the day-to-day. If not entirely in some small way. Do you need that cup of coffee every morning? Drink water instead and see how that challenges you. Have you been slacking at work just doing what it takes to keep your job? Push a little harder and try to impress someone. Who knows you may end up impressing yourself. Do you need to eat junk for dinner because it is what you’re craving? Eat something good for your body instead. Yeah sure it’s not going to bring the same release that the cheese burger or pizza will, but in the end you’re going to pay a much greater price for years of constant indulgence. The fun lies in challenging yourself to do something that you normally wouldn’t do.
Here’s to a good week of hard work and growth. Keep on pushin!