“It does not matter how slow you go so long as you do not stop.” - Confucius
That’s the quote that tumblr selected for every beginner’s profile template. It resonates with me and it hits right at the heart of why I chose to start this blog, so I might as well keep it around.
For years, I’ve jotted down quotes that have inspired me in any given moment, tucked away in my little moleskins which have accompanied me thru life’s adventures. “Happiness is a journey, not a destination.”,”I’m not here for a long time, I’m here for a good time.”,”True courage is not the absence of fear—but the willingness to proceed in spite of it.” There’s a pattern to the sayings that have stuck with me - each motivates me, on the dreariest of days, to quit whining and enjoy the moment, but always push forward when times are hard.
So that’s what I intend to do. In less than 2 weeks, I will set out on my second attempt at the NYC Marathon. After a sprained ankle (now healed!) and several bouts with illness, I might not set a personal record on November 7th. And that’s ok, as long as I don’t stop. Maybe I’ll even take the time to enjoy myself.