My friend Rach and I recently discovered a quirk that we both shared. I told her how much I liked finishing things like a tube of toothpaste or a bottle of lotion. There's a certain something that comes with finishing and starting fresh. Weird huh? Any of you who know me well, know that I am as anti-clutter as they come and this is no exception. Funny thing, she said she felt the same way. Rach is not nearly as anti-clutter as I am and yet we both share the same affinity for the finishing of the thing. Thinking further on this line, I realized that this "quirk" flows into many other areas of my life. For the sake of this post, I'll focus on the NYR-link it has. I like setting goals and progressing towards their ultimate completion. But really I just like finishing things. I have run races over the years and in thinking back on them, I recognize how much I love finishing the journey. That is what I am addicted to - the metaphorical finish line.
So, as I look at this year and the goals I have set I am also setting another and that is to enjoy not only the finishing of the thing, but also the journey. I am going to pause a little longer to take in the scenery and appreciate the task at hand instead of only looking to the end. I am going to better see the possibilities and the goodness in the world around me while still being me and running with all my might to that glorious finish line.