Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Dublin Dreamin'

Remember how I was going to live this year in the moment, no expectations, take things as they came?

It's not going so well. I'm an achiever. I'm a planner. I'm a do-er. And I get bored easily. Especially when I feel like I'm not being challenged. When I finish one challenge, I need to find another one.

That's what I need right now. Someone challenge me PLEASE! I'm begging. I'm tired of the same old, same old. Aren't you??? The feeling seeps into every pore. Work, relationships, social life...everything feels stale. And I can't live with a second-rate life. I need some new goals.

So, despite my credo for the year, I'm planning to shake things up. I've spent the last several days trying to come up with some worthy ideas for improving my boring existence. It turned out to be pretty easy. Most of them are intensely personal (even for someone who blabs about her life on the internet), but here's a good one:

Yesterday, a co-worker gave me information about the Team in Training for the Leukemia Society. The idea is you train for and run half or full marathons to raise money for cancer research. AND--wait for it--some of the races are in AMAZING, oh say, DUBLIN!!!

Granted, I will have to raise a boat-load of cash. But if I do, they take care of airfare, hotel, and food. What a goal! I would get to run in the most beautiful country in the world. Can you even imagine? It would combine a travel adventure with motivation to keep my ass in gear physically, and most importantly it would contribute to a great organization's cause.

So in a couple of weeks, I'm attending an information session to find out what it's all about. It'll be over a year before it all goes down, but just knowing I have a plan makes the monotony of today a little bit more tolerable.

Now who wants to come with?

...and can I just say, if I go to Dublin again, I'm never coming home?!


  1. oooh i want to go to Ireland!

  2. Here is a challenge for you. I have come to the conclusion that most of us live either in the past or the future. What I should have done or what I will do. Never really being in what we are doing. I mean immersing yourself in whatever is the task at hand.

    Try and live for one day in every minute. Live it like it is your last. Not only that but try and share the journey with another person, connect with a stranger or a co-worker just as you are: a human being on the journey of self discovery.

    I try to do this and it is extremely difficult, especially the sharing it with another person. The feeling of vulnerability is both great and scary as hell. But I find that each time I try it, I find out something about myself that I did not know, and it is not always good.

    But I think that if you try this, the journey that is life might not be as boring as you think it is.