Amy Purdy said a lot of great stuff about challenges and her personal story is more than amazing. But the thing that struck me the most was:
"…the obstacles and challenges in our lives can only do two things, stop us dead in our tracks, or two, force us to get creative" — Amy Purdy
Sometimes things are as simple as 2 options. Although as business transformer, my client's prefer getting many options and solutions to their challenges. They prefer picking the one that fits best for them.
But I also am a member of the "faced with a challenge, I will not quit" club… a quote from the late Robert Schuyler. So onwards and upwards I go! My Current Challenges
We also have challenges. Coaches included. Life doesn't always bring roses just because you have a lot of personal development, business, or finance training.
My challenges are nothing next to Amy's. But life is not a competition unless you're in the Olympics. Challenges are just, well, changes that need a bit of new solutions and thinking. They are part of change. My challenges are small, but they are challenges to overcome and that's what will happen — one way or another.
My small challenges are:
1) Moving from a place with a yard I gardened in and 2 bedrooms, and beautiful views all around, to a studio apartment with 220 square feet with the Verrazano Narrows, V-Z bridge, a block away and a water front to bike in. But I do have my parking spot!
2) Driving 3000 miles back home, with a car way to full, to a place I left in 1981, for good I thought, to a city of (mostly) concrete — Brooklyn. Thank goodness for the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and the walking/biking path near the V-Z bridge.
3) Moving knowing when I get there I'll have to purchase business supplies, adding machine, back up computer, printer and back-up printer, and such, since what I had just wouldn't fit into storage with the items I wanted to store or they were old and it was time to gift them to others. On the good side, my phone that I thought needed to be replaced, wasn't broken after all. I just needed new cords to keep it powered up.
4) Catching up on my rest and getting enough sleep. I have that covered with Couchsurfing I'm off to a great start here in Seaside, Oregon.Small challenges, for sure with large impacts on my life.
Yesterday was the final day of a 6 month-long venture to pack my things and move back to NY from WA state. I left the home I lived in for 18 years, and started the drive back to NY for another journey.
I drove to Oregon last night and Amy's Video was the first video I saw first thing today, on my Facebook Feed, after waking up in Seaside, OR, the end of the Louis and Clark Trail. It's got a beautiful beach with sea-stacks (those rocks you see in the water).
Today I will enjoy what comes AFTER purging, boxing and organizing everything for a move. A lazy day in my PJs, and onto the Louis and Clark Trail and the beach tomorrow.
Do you have children who can use a lesson in US geography or history? Do you enjoy those subjects? If so, follow me on my Facebook page where I'll be posting as often as I can about my drive, and what I see, as I crisscross the country.