Let’s get to work.


Let me start by saying that this blog is often a letter to myself—this post more than ever. It is a way of getting my thoughts out of my head and into the world. I way of telling the lessons that have been reverberating in my heart.

In this new year with new resolutions, my feed has been full of inspirational sayings and motivation. And man, I need it. Already in the third week of January, the cold dark evenings make reading on the couch seem a lot more appealing than accomplishing my goals (though I will add that reading more books is on my goal list this year). But so is running another 5K and those nights on the couch don’t help. After long days at the hospital, I just want to come home and do nothing. But alas, my future is waiting for me to become the woman I aspire to be. Let’s go.

You know, it is those undone things in the back of our mind that nag at us and keep us from peace. I came across this saying today and latched on. “Nothing will make you feel better except doing the work.” Nothing is more true.

It is never easy to make steps to being a better me. No one said I would just wake up one day and be who I want to be. It takes work. The questions is, am I willing to put in the time? There will always be excuses, there will always be better days, tomorrow will always be the temptress pulling you away from the goals of the day. Let’s go.

I could be a procrastinator as a profession, trust me, I would be quite good! But at the end of the day when I stay late at my desk after clinic has closed to organize, I remember that my tomorrow self will be so thankful to my today self if I settle down and put in the time. It is hard to get motivated, it is hard to stay late, or work hard, but the results are worth the work. And nothing feels better than going to bed with a clear head and nothing but peace in your mind.

I am writing this to myself. Let’s go. Make the effort to be my best self, not only for me, but for all of those that I love. Jump out of bed, ready for the day. Go forth with energy. Do whatever it is you have to do to get exited, to become passionate! Find what it is that makes your heart come alive, and do everything it takes to get after it.

The whole world is waiting for us to find our destiny, to make our contribution and do our part.

It’s a new year, a new season, so you and I, let’s get to work!

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