In the midst of trying to catch up with work and 1000 Challenge updates, I have been trying to develop strategies going into the future so as to help me continue to be successful in accomplishing the 1000 List. This last week was a lot of quick goals, ones that I needed so I had more time for work. Also, spa day could not have come at a better time as I needed to slow down, relax, and sleep.
I had dinner with one of my best friends last night we were talking about the frantic pace at which we both seem to be living our lives right now. She asked me how I was feeling in the midst of mine. "You know, I really am enjoying it, and I really am feeling good." And that is the honest truth. For all the long days and extra "unexpected time" that the challenge now takes up, I really have been enjoying it. I have done and seen some cool stuff that I would have never otherwise. I have met some really interesting people and most importantly people are becoming inspired by it. The more emails I get, the more comments I get from all of you, from my friends on facebook and twitter - telling me how the 1000 Challenge is making a difference in their life, how it is motivating them, their friends and family... the more energized I feel. It really has been an incredible first three months and I have all of you to thank for it... Thank You.
It is funny how the universe, how life has a funny little way of working out... I literally just finished typing the above line 10 minutes ago and then took a quick break due to writers block (and because I was starving). I came back and saw I had a new email and I wanted to share it with all of you. It was a heartfelt thank you to me, but I think the underlying message the author mentions is what makes it something we should all take note of:
"A few months ago got notice from my doctor that I have Major depressive disorder. And I have to eat pills for this moment to somewhere future. Not so nice to hear something like that and made me want just sleep and sleep.