Today’s post is going to be a simple one. I’ve shared before how much I believe in setting goals. With today being October 1st, it’s goal reveal day! When I’m setting goals my main objective is to grow. Whether it’s mentally, physically, or emotionally, I want to become better than I was the day before. With that, here are my goals:
- Run 250 miles
- 61 days of gratitude challenge*
- Finish the first draft of my new script
- Connect intimately with my partner at least 20 times
For those still with me, let’s dive in and break down what each goal means to me.
250 miles comes down to roughly 100k per week. Lately my weekly mileage has hovered around 40 miles. I used to look at 40 mile weeks and think, how am I going to get this done? Eventually it became my new norm, and felt effortless. When I was coming up with this goal, I told myself that I had to make it a significant jump out of my comfort zone if I were to grow as a result. That lead me to 250 miles. It’s not completely absurd, but it definitely will require a commitment from me. Game on!
61 days of gratitude is a two month challenge that I’m kicking off today. This one is simple. The world needs more positivity and it’s good to take a breath and remember to appreciate what we have. Big things, little things, and all the other in between things! Today, I am grateful for my new kettlebells because they’ve reenergized my strength routine.
My script. I’ve recently started a feature length idea that mixes together my story, my mom’s story, and the stories I heard while attending NA meetings during my mom’s recovery years. That’s all that I’ll give away for now.
Ah the final goal, and often the least discussed. Sex is an activity that a lot of us participate in, but not one we often talk about. It’s difficult to be vulnerable about our intimate lives, but I’m hoping to fight that stigma and encourage more open discussion on an oddly forbidden topic. I can’t speak for other relationships, but I know that when Emily and I are more sexually active together, we are happier and healthier. I know that a few friends have expressed similar findings as well.
Well that about sums it up for me this month. What goals do you have in mind? Has any of this inspired a thought for you? In what ways will you leave your comfort zone?