"Challenge Yourself" This is what I saw in bold letters when I opened my mail box, and this is following a chain of events causing those bold letters to almost break me.
I have been very stressed at work lately, no overwhelmed...no trapped, stuck. I feel as though I live in a fog, like I'm sleeping all day, or perhaps "blind" until 5:00 comes and I am set free to pursue my passion.
I went for a run after work today and it was so freeing. I love the country roads I live on and this time of year with the warm air, cool breeze, crickets and peepers, and bright setting sun. It is so easy to feel alive in those moments and then it occurred to me that I want to stop dying and start living. Is this job killing me, or am I killing myself? I am so blessed that God gave me a passion and a gift for art that keeps me living after 5:00, but aren't I capable of so much more? Is this really what I'm living for every day? And then it jumps at me...Challenge Yourself.
I will. I don't know how yet, but I will.
How have you successfully challenged yourself?