Peace Perspective XXIII: Hard

The theme for the last week has unintentionally been about fears and challenges. I wish I could say it was all a plan. But this is just how life is unfolding.

League of Their Own QuoteToday’s Peace Perspective was found through my dear friend Mindy! I met her through the Healthy Living Summit and she is such a great person. I can’t wait to see her in Madison and talk about how her marathon training is going!

When I first moved home I didn’t do much. I worked, I blogged, I worked out, but I didn’t have many commitments. This year I’m stretched a little more thin. I work, I blog, I teach 3 yoga classes per week, I still work out on my own, I’m on the Miss Aitkin Committee, I’m on the Healthy Living Summit Dream Team, and I help with the Aitkin All Starz Dance Team. It is a lot! Thankfully, it doesn’t all happen at once.

The majority of my workouts are now at 5:30 in the morning. I dreaded my 8 am aerobics class that I had to take in college, so I’m not sure how I got to this point of voluntarily getting up and sweating before the sun, but it happens.

The Miss Aitkin committee is a commitment that is focused for one week of the Summer, and there are tasks leading up to the event, its manageable, and a fun and different thing to be involved in. Plus, it reminds me just how hard event planning is to pull off, and back in the day, I thought I wanted to do event planning for a living!

I’ve blogged before about being on the dream team which you can read here. Registration is still open, if you hurry you can get early bird pricing for only a little bit longer! You can also register directly through Eventbrite.

As for the All Starz, that is most time consuming during the season. In a small town high school sports are a big part of the community, and by helping the team I’m reminded of all the wonderful learning and growing opportunities I had.

These things on their own might not sound hard. But there are always moments, when I’m stressed, stretched, maxed out. Afraid that I’m about to make a mistake, or maybe I just made one and need to clean it up. But overcoming those hard moments, completing the job, finishing strong, knowing you gave it everything you had. Those moments are addictive. I’m so happy that I’m able to be apart of these things.

What are you apart of?


5 thoughts on “Peace Perspective XXIII: Hard

  1. It sounds like you’re doing some really cool things, although I agree that it can be very hard to keep all of your plates spinning. Life for me is more like the first year you described, kind of relaxed and not that hard, but I know that will change once I move to Chicago and start school, so I’m bracing myself. What I found the hardest about Connecticut was that I WASN’T a part of anything. I kind of feel like I’d rather be a part of something and busy, busy than not be a part of anything.

    • Yes! I started blogging and running when I lived in Duluth and didn’t have local activities to be a part of. I think its good to have times when you aren’t as busy, and times when you are, that way you can appreciate both of them!

  2. The only thing I’m a part of, besides my blog, would be attending HLS and my occasional wine/book club. Oh and Ragnar Relay in August. Why do I feel so stressed out when I’m barely a part of anything?! 🙂

    • When I had the blog and my own exercise (but no groups to workout with) I was super miserable. I had to make some big changes in order to relax and now have slowly added the different activities into my schedule. I think the occasional bookclub is great!

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