Self–Love Day 15
I have never officially created a bucket list, but there have been a few things that I have been wanting to do for some time now.
I have wanted to buy myself regular tennis shoes for the past 2 to 3 months. My shoes have been hurting my feet, which isn’t good for my health, especially when I like to be active with walking and running, so I need good shoes.
I have wanted to buy myself fitted running shoes for the past year or 2. Two years has been the time span since I have stopped running competitively, and consistently.
I have always wanted to run a half marathon and a marathon. I have been running since the 4th or 5th grade, and on a team since the 7th grade. The marathon has always been my holy grail. The most I have ran is 10 miles, so the 13.1 mile half marathon is the next logical step. Also, the half marathon is the precursor to the marathon. Once I run a half marathon, I will naturally run a marathon shortly after.
My non-running goals:
I have wanted Microsoft Office for my computer since I got my computer this past May.
I want to get my business to the next step by creating a website, business cards, etc.
I want to get web design certified.
When it comes to my running goals, I have been putting them off for months and years.
So what did I do today?
I bought myself tennis shoes. I bought myself fitted running shoes. I registered for a half marathon that’s in 22 days! I found Microsoft Office 2008 for my mac and installed it. I started to outline a legit business plan and re-organization in my head, and spoke it out loud to my mom. Also, I was looking heavily into the web design classes that I’m taking online this next semester, and I can start taking a series of certification tests. I’m working for what I want, but at the same time, I feel like everything has been coming in place for me. When I don’t tell myself “No”, and when I go after I want, and believe in myself, I can achieve anything. It feels great. Self-love feels great.
The next thing I will say “Yes” to: East Coast Travel. 🙂
Emelina Minero writes for Curve Magazine and EDGE Media Network. She’s working on launching her own progressive LGBTQ publication. She’s a Connection Connoisseur, Networking Maven and Self-Love Enthusiast. She founded Community Bucket List and co-founded the Love Warrior Community. Find her on Twitter, @CommKr8veWriter.