We’ve all been there. We keep trying and trying to make something work, and it just doesn’t seem to be happening. Is there a stopping point? How long do you keep trying? Until you get there?
Sometimes it feels like you’ll never get there. How do you keep going? Where does the inspiration come? How do you not just crawl into a hole and never come out because you’re not getting the results you want?
Yeah, yeah, think of all the wonderful things that you have in your life and be grateful. You do that to a point, but sometimes you just want more and want it now.
When I start feeling this way, I look at my kids and think how resilient they are about life’s ups and downs. Ahh, to be a kid again. They just enjoy the moment.
I also realize that I need to break away from myself and focus on something else. For me, I am going to volunteer again. Not only will it help other people, it will help me get out of my little slump. And who knows, it could lead to something career wise.
I’ll still be looking for Graphic Design projects.
I’ll still be walking 3-4 days a week and trying to eat well.
I’ll still be thinking about our trip to Japan.
But I will feel better about where my progress is going if I’m not dwelling on it all day, and just take a break.
We have to keep smiling.
Till next week,
(Kim has already accomplished her first big dream by traveling to New York with her teenage daughter June of 2009. She lost 20 pounds and overcame her intense dislike (do we say fear?) of flying to accomplish that dream. She rotated off the blog in February 2010, but still hangs out with 8 Women Dream.Â You can find her in the comments section)