A new year ahead. I’ve always wanted to share the excitement of whatever I was learning in a given moment with, well…..everyone. It was easy when I was learning fitness and nutrition. It’s been more difficult since I’ve gone back to school. First of all, time is exceedingly limited and secondly, I was shocked to find out people glaze over when I try to talk about electron orbitals and cell cycles. Who knew?
In the past I used this blog as a tool for encouraging people in my business group to strive for excellence in their lives. Now I find myself very much between mountain tops; no longer where I was and still far from my destination. I thought I would try a new direction this year by blogging just for fun. I’m sure a major theme will be related to the FitLife kickboxing program and the things that motivate us to be the best version of ourselves, but sometimes I have other thoughts too, and maybe I’ll throw them out here. For example, I’m taking evolutionary biology this semester and I’m looking forward to it. I have some thoughts on that.
In the meantime, I thought I would take a deep breath and let you know that I am indeed working toward a goal. The circumstance that motivated me to pursue this direction can be shared another time but for now, three things:
- I applied to medical school this year, and I’ve been selected as one of the applicants who will interview in February. I’ve heard all kinds of stories. People know someone just like me who made it into medical school on the first try. People know someone just like me who interviewed for years before they were finally accepted. People know someone just like me who never made it at all… I listen to the stories, but I can’t afford to internalize them. For now it is best to spend my energy on the current chapter, not the last chapter.
- I turn 40 this year. This isn’t really related to anything, but it’s a pretty big milestone so I thought I would mention it. I thought I would be young forever. I used to think 40 was old. And yet, now I’m ok with it. Forty is the new fun.
- I might fail. I guess. In the sense that I might not end up doing what I’ve set out to do and people would know about it. I’ve stopped thinking about it that way because in the end it came down to this: fear of failure is all about ego. Ego is heavy and makes moving difficult.
Here’s to 2013, the pursuit of goals both small and large for all of us, and blogging for fun.