The Future: Something to Look Forward To Everyday

23 Oct

“The future” for me used to be this scary place. This unknown, this whole block of my life with a lot of uncertainties.  Now my future is a place that I can’t wait to get to. It excites me, motivates me, and I look forward to it every day.

Two things I have decided is that you can’t be ready for your future until you are at peace with the past and are in a solid, warm and loving place currently.  I think the future scares those people that are constantly thinking about the past, maybe it’s something that used to be that they want back, maybe it’s something they did and never want to remember and are afraid they are going to relive it.  Whatever the case may be-LET IT GO! I am a true believer it what happened, happened, move on-learn from it, even embrace it, but don’t dwell on it. I think the biggest part of coming to terms with this first part is that it needs to be on your own, in your own time.  THEN part two comes.  Then you can truly be happy and have a life filled with love.  Then you can be eager for the future! Dominos effect =)

Think back to 3 months ago, 6 months ago, a year ago, and 2 years ago. Where were you? Where are you now?

3 ish Months ago

  • I couldn’t do a muscle up, now I can string two together
  • I drove to work every day/a lot, now I walk!
  • I was in search for the perfect girl for me, now she’s all mine.
  • I hadn’t eaten deep dish pizza in almost 2 years, a few months ago I had a slice and it was amazing!! See, I can live a little 😉

6 ish Months ago

  •  I worked two jobs, one that I did not enjoy and one that I love. Now I do just the one I love!
  • I couldn’t finish “Diane” in under 9 minutes, on Friday I did it in 8:34 (still awful, but progress!)
  • I ran a mile in 6:16-first time I think I’ve ever run a mile that fast, EVER!

1 ish Year Ago

  • I could only clean and jerk 145 1 time (and it was ugly!), now I can clean and jerk 170
  • I ate a donut, haven’t since! (haha see picture for first CF competition, this was my celebratory treat)
  • I lived alone in a gloomy dungeon like studio (had its perks and was my first place ever but still ugh!) and now I live in a beautiful condo (Thanks to the Nett’s) and have a wonderful roomie =)

2 ish Years Ago                

  • I ate pasta, bread, cheese and dairy, now I’m PALEO! (98% of the time) =)
  • I was on an interval running program on a treadmill, now I CROSSFIT!
  • I was 100% dissatisfied with my body, now I have arm muscles! Haha
  • -I moved to the city with about 3 friends here (if that!) and now I have so many wonderful friends in my life! I owe about 99% of that to CFD =) best decision ever!
  • I could not do 1 pull up. Now I can do 5 strict pull ups in a row! And a lot of kipping (haven’t tried for that one in a while, but it used to be 27)

That is just a short list of the exciting things that have come for me thus far in my life.  Some small and funny, some huge and unforgettable. Either way, I have a hunch the future holds great things ahead.  I just had a friend/athlete say to me yesterday after I asked how he was doing, “Great! Exciting for the future!” I just responded in second nature, “I’m excited for your future too!” (Who does that? I do! Haha) he laughed and said, “Well, shoot. I’m excited for you future too!! We will just be future buddies.” It was funny and fantastic all at the same time.  He is so right, the future is exciting. Whether in regards to my lifts, my career, my people, any aspect of my life-it all just keeps getting better and better. Sure there are bumps in the road, I have had my fair share, but we just have to (broad) jump right over them and keep on going.

So take a minute to think, maybe set some goals, relish in the successes so far and learn from the not so great times. But whatever you do, know that your future is BRIGHT! =)

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4 Responses to “The Future: Something to Look Forward To Everyday”

  1. Emily October 23, 2012 at 10:38 am #

    This post made me think of this: http://timehop.com/
    Could be fun for you, Laura, to use and have a nice laugh about what you were lifting, eating, etc. 😉

    • lmurphy1017 October 23, 2012 at 10:50 am #

      Thank you! I just downloaded it =)

  2. Jenny D. October 23, 2012 at 10:56 am #

    This is a great post Laura! It just goes to show that with commitment of time and mind, progress is inevitable. I also think that a person’s ability to set short-term positive and attainable goals lends itself to looking forward to the future…. tomorrow is an opportunity to be better than you were today 🙂

  3. Rose Martinez October 30, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

    Love love this post, Laura! Absolutely true and there is nothing you can’t do without hard work, passion, and a positive mind!

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