I want to share with you ways that I can challenge myself this summer, so I can begin to live a more fulfilling and rewarding life. One where I am out of my comfort zone and I am challenging myself. I'd like to practice fifteen days of giving this summer! This is a great challenge where I give a different person something every day for fifteen days. It doesn’t always have to be money or items, but I could cut their grass, give them a hug and a smile, go to their house and have tea or coffee with them. I'll do this without expecting anything in return.
I’d also like a challenge pushing my body, gaining a sense of personal achievement and supporting many good causes along the way.
Three years ago, I suffered from a knee injury holding me back from running. This summer, I want to do what I always wanted and love to do and that is running once again! A challenge like a marathon is not for the faint-hearted. It requires many months of intense training and preparation, however with a little support and the determination to succeed there is no reason why I can’t overcome obstacles in my path and achieve my goal for this summer.
As a nurse, every day I work with many patients facing many different challenges. For some it might be running a marathon, for others it might be as simple as being able to take their dog on a long walk without grimacing at the pain it brings. The truth is it doesn’t matter. Our goals are relative to us as individuals and my determination is here to help me overcome the physical barriers that may be holding me back.