Hello, 2013.

So, 2013.

I went to bed with these words on my heart.

“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory or defeat.”

-Theodore Roosevelt

I heard them for the first time my junior year of high school in math class of all places.   Why we were pondering the words of a President instead of trigonometry probably goes a long way in explaining why I am so terrible at math.

But anyway, they tend to resurface when they are needed.

I woke up having dreamt about having run a marathon.

Which is only strange because I rarely dream and I don’t know that I’ve ever dreamt about running.

I am happiest in many places.   I am happiest when I am running long.  To me, running long is the place where everything comes together.

2011 was a year of change.  2012 was a year of settling into normal.

2013 is the year where everything comes together.

You have to create the world you want to live in.

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6 responses to “Hello, 2013.

  1. Agreed! Now go forth and conquer All The Things!

  2. Carpe diem!
    I dream about running, but I’m usually running from something…
    Finally made my way through all the Reverb 12 prompts. Just made my last post! Thank you for sharing, both the process and your answers. It really helped me sort through my year and realize just how much my dental school history was hanging over my head. Time to wipe the slate clean and let it go.

  3. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama said once, “Happiness is not ready-made. It comes from your own actions.”
    Dream it.
    Own it.
    Be it.
    Rejoice.

  4. So true. You do have to create the world you want to live in. Happy New Year Kat. Wishing you many pain-free marathons…The loveliest of long runs filled with green leaves and chirping birds…and many great microbrews. Cheers.

  5. I love those words, but I often feel that I fall into the latter category of “stuck in the grey twilight”. I strive for more, and that’s the best I can do.

  6. I felt like maybe I read you signed up for a marathon in Paris? Did I make that up? tweet/blog friend FAIL!

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