Another year is coming to a close and another chance to look back and imagine the year ahead. The end of 2019 marks the end of a decade, 10 years, it seems like such a long time but I can honestly say it was gone way too quickly. If I think back to Ally of 2010 and I compare her to today, I cannot imagine they are at all related. January 2010 I started my half marathon walking program online with the Running Room with the goal to walk a half marathon and cross it off the list, you know that list, the stuff you say you want to do but not really. I was half way through my weight loss journey to get fitter and I was starting to set boundaries around myself and my business. 2010 Ally had no idea what was ahead, if she had she might not have started but that’s the thing, we don’t have to know how it will end, we just need to start.
This decade had many challenges and at times I wondered if I was on the right path but I learned it was OK to change the path and find a new one. Sometimes these new paths led me to things I could never plan or imagine and I am grateful I had the courage to find my own way when needed.
This last decade was about self-discovery and I grew into myself, a person who knows what she likes, who loves her life and the people in it and does not care if others don’t get me. I leave 2019 content and it feels really comfortable.
The 20’s will be my last decade of work and I will do the things I love and leave behind the things I don’t. I have earned the right to set my own terms and I know I will have challenges but I also know I can handle them, I always have.
I look forward to travelling more with Neale, if that is even possible and crossing a few more things off that list but now it’s a list of stuff I want to do and really do them! I could have not gotten through the last 10 years without Neale, you have been my rock and my soulmate since the day we meet. I look forward to this, our 4th decade together.
The last decade brought some amazing people into my life and they all helped me discover more about myself and I am looking forward to fun times with them in the future and welcoming more amazing people into my life because it’s those we surround ourselves with that make life full.
2020 will be a great year! I turn 55 and will celebrate by taking trips and running with my friends. My big goal for the year will be a 50k trail ultra, something outside my comfort zone because I am not a fan of trail running and I have never done an Ultra, yikes.
My work for 2020 is BLOOM, I have worked hard to get here and now it is time to bloom and enjoy all the experiences life offers me.
Happy New Year!!! May 2020 bring you peace and happiness!!!