The best thing about the running community is that everyone is supportive and encouraging. When people are healthy and happy, they can’t help but project that onto others. And when people are in pain and unhappy with their life, it’s hard for them to not project that onto others too. I’ve learned that in order to be my best self I have to let go of people who upset me.
I need to surround myself with the type of people who are inspiring and encouraging. And runners are all that and more. I love this post from Super Generic Girl about how awesome runners are.
(This poster is available on Etsy.)
When I read Happy Fit Mama‘s reverse bucket list, it reminded me how happy I am to have joined such an amazing group of people. I think in most circles something like this might be considered bragging. But not with runners. We like to talk about the awesome things we’ve done and will do and we like to learn about all the awesome things everyone else has done and will do too.
And so here is my reverse bucket list in chronological order…
- Served in the US Air Force for 6 years and 7 months.
- Learned Korean in 1.5 years and worked as a Korean Linguist for the US Air Force.
- Lived in South Korea for 2 years.
- Married a guy that is just too awesome to explain in a sentence.
- Worked at the NSA for 2 years.
- Taught myself to knit and made this.
- Volunteered as a docent at the Library of Congress.
- Won 2nd place in an essay contest that was judged by Vernon Smith, a Noble Laureate in Economics.
- Graduated from college.
- Worked for a Big Four accounting firm (KPMG) for a year.
- Gave birth to four kids. (Three of them without an epidural)
- Learned to make bread from scratch.
- Invented my family’s favorite dinner: Bacon Alfredo with Chicken.
- Taught myself to make Waldorf dolls and made this.
- Owned and operated an online fabric business.
- Started running again in April 2013 and haven’t stopped.
- Been married for 13 years.
I’ve linked up at Happy Fit Mama and I hope you will too.