My truths.

I tucked away this idea after reading Dorry’s post on Truths. I have some I’d like to share and encourage you to do the same…what are your truths right now? What do you stand behind now more than you ever did? What truths are you working towards accomplishing?

Being alone does not mean being lonely. For me, there is a separation. I learned this through my divorce (read my guest post here on Divorced Before 30 and let me know what you think!). I challenge you: get comfortable with being alone. You’ll be surprised at what you learn.

Compare yourself to nobody but yourself. Focus on who you ARE, and not who you are NOT. Clearly, I believe this more than ever, and while each day is a struggle *not* to compare myself, it’s something I know I can conquer. It is one of my biggest truths to live up to right now.

 

Running isn’t supposed to be easy…that’s why I run. (and about a million more reasons why, too!). There’s no better feeling than after a run, no matter how tired I might feel at the outset, I always feel accomplished after a good run, a bad run, and every run in between. I run because it’s hard, and because I can.

 

In order to grow, life requires leaps…of faith, confidence, and motivation to be more. I don’t think this could resonate any more than it does right now. As I look at the leaps I have made in my life. Stepping on that plane a year ago to a job that I wanted, but was scared shitless of going after. But I did. And I am closing out the year feeling better than I ever have about a job, more challenged than I ever have felt and the word that *least* describes how I feel? Stagnant. The kiss of death in growth, something I never want to reach again.   The same holds true for the love in my life…I took that leap of faith when I met M, to open myself up to love – and possibly, hurt and pain – but that’s what love is about…taking the leap of faith in hopes of finding the one you’re meant to be with. Take that leap, it’s always worth it.

 

What are your truths? What do you strive for? Share it, I would love to hear it. 

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Happy weekend friends, hope it’s a fabulous one. I am looking forward to a mixture of sister/mom/niece time spent mani/pedi-ing (our annual holiday tradition!), date night and holiday parties. Cheers.

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34 thoughts on “My truths.

  1. I resonate with all the truths you posted. The quotes were extremely inspiring as well! I would say one of my core truths is finding balance–in every aspect of life. It might be the hardest thing I’ll ever try to achieve as well because its such an ongoing process.

    1. Hehe, running is NOT for you. I love it…and that’s okay, it’s NOT for everyone! You are certainly welcome to come back with other truths, if they come to you. Thinking of you!

  2. Love this!!! I couldn’t agree with you more that being alone doesn’t mean being lonely. I cherish my alone time. I need it or I go a little nutty!

    Hmmm…my truths, I need to explore that a bit more but off the top of my head I have 3…all are works in progress:
    -Live life with zest, laughter, and inner peace
    -Overcome obstacles with power and grace
    -Give to others

    1. Yes, alone time is a must! And I love your truths, especially overcoming obstacles with power and grace. THAT is so hard to do, and one I need help with too.

  3. <3 this! I especially love the first one – it's such a nuance but a big one. I cherish my alone time. A chance to just be one with my thoughts, do what I want to do, how I want to do it and when I want to do it. Other truths? Hmm…I'm gonna mull this one over, it's such a big question to answer!

    PS. after reading your running truth, you've motivated me even more to get that run done today – come hell or high water! (where did that phrase come from, anyway??).

    1. It is a nuance, but after having to learn to live alone and BE alone, I learned to accept it and embrace it more than ever. And I’m glad to actually motivate YOU to run, since you always motivate me!

  4. Love the running quote that you found!

    My truths right now:

    “Good is good enough” (anti-perfectionism tip I picked up in my Personal Renewal Group for Moms).
    Patience really is a virtue.
    Nobody can ruin my holiday season unless I give them permission to do so (I won’t!!).

  5. I strive to just live in the now and just BE. I focus so much on goals and where I want to be in “so and so” days that I forget to just enjoy the now. It’s a new years resolution of mine for 2012. :)

  6. I really like the one about comparing yourself. This is something that I struggle with but you are right, I’m only ever going to be me, so there is no point in comparing myself to other people.

    1. Isn’t it funny that while there’s no point in comparing to anyone else, yet we still do it? Definitely need to work on that one myself every day!

  7. Love this. We all have our truths. I feel like I’m constantly trying to be better and do better, but no matter what I try or how hard I try, it never really works out. Still, I keep trying. I don’t get bogged down in failure. There is that…

  8. You know I love this! So much. I so agree about confidence and not living a timid life. It’s important to be bold, take on challenges, and be the amazing women we were created to be!

    1. Thought you might :-) Living a timid life…yes, that’s exactly what I never want to fall into! We are meant to challenge and be challenged. Absolutely!

  9. I like your truths.. especially the one about running being hard. I have just started running (just finished the couch to 5k programme) and i have to say every run I do I start out hating it. But the feeling at the end – the feeling of accomplishment is far greater and I love it. Its that feeling that spurs me on to do it. Running is not something I was made to do but I like making myself do it.

    1. Running has never come naturally to me either, so I completely relate to that! Good for you on the couch to 5K program, that’s awesome! Keep it up!

  10. My truth is to be the best ME I can be so I can help others do the same.

    I have only discovered this truth lately. It makes me smile when I say it. :)

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