Thursday, March 4, 2010

What Is Your EVEREST?

Photobucket Wow...March already? It is so hard to believe that we are already quickly approaching springtime and Easter...and YES...SUMMER! It was such a beautiful day today, that I just had to stop for a second and take a deep breath in of the beautiful air and I loved how the sunshine felt on my cheek. It was great. I just felt HAPPY! Life has been ultra busy, but it's all good right? I keep telling myself it's good to be busy, even though at times it seems like things that really matter to me seem to continuously get pushed to the sidelines. But, I am sure everyone can relate, and that is just the way it goes. Baby steps to accomplishing tasks...have to remember that! The last weeks in February since I was last able to blog have been FULL. I just got back from a work conference in Calgary that was just SO AMAZING and SO INSPIRING. It has been a very interesting past few months learning the new ropes of my job. But having the opportunity to attend the conference in Calgary completely reaffirmed for me that I am EXACTLY where I need to be...and that this new journey of mine is definitly my Everest to climb! Why the reference to Mount Everest?? Well, on the last day of our conference we all had the opportunity to listen to the most amazing speaker ever, TA Loffler. Her journey has and continues to be incredible, and her presentation...AMAZING. Her story begins with a dream. And that dream was to summit Mount Everest. For the remainder of the afternoon, we all were amazed, inspired, encouraged and motivated by her story of strength, sacrifice, determination, will, courage etc. TA went BEYOND to live her dream and make it happen! I think that is what inspired me the most, was how she MADE IT HAPPEN. We all get caught up in our lives about things we wish to do one day, or maybe we will, or whatever. I just loved how she set her mind to her goal and virtually achieved it. Even though, her story did not end picture perfect (as she fell very ill and could not continue the climb to the top) she is heading back this March and is set to summit May 2010. And maybe, such is life? Life is not perfect, and just because we may work ourselves to the bone figuring that because we are doing what we are doing that we are "OWED" to succeed...sometimes that just does not happen the way we want it to. In the end, keep moving forward, don't become distracted and discouraged...just keep moving ON! I loved how TA was able to relate alot of her experiences, struggles, and visionary moments with us and how we can too, climb our Everest...whatever that may be. It may be something in our personal lives, professional lives, a dream, a health struggle etc. Whatever it is, we have the ability in us to climb our own mountains and be at the top of our world. :) I will never forget her story, drive and passion. She inspired me and will continue to as I will forever hold onto her words and story when life seems to send me a speed bump every now and then. I just had to ramble and share and spread the energy and still today I feel pumping through my body! I just LOVE to feel empowered by others and she definitly made me think about life, struggle, and achieving goals in a whole new light. For that, and for a fabulous day today...I am TRULY thankful! xo

1 comment:

Yvonne said...

Lindsay, thank you so much for sharing this...just what I needed to read and absorb. New perspective!!! That is always good, you have inspired me by passing this along. Just wanted to take the time to say thanks and I am glad that about a year and a half ago I stumbled upon your blog. {hugs}

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