Oh my gosh. Life is changing in front of my eyes and I love it. This girl, in this photo above, is EPIC. She challenged myself and many others to do something, ANYTHING. But, do it 100 times before the end of the year because why wouldn't you?
At first, I was skeptical. In the past, challenges seemed like a waste of time to me.
"Why would I challenge myself to something? I can do these things daily without having to make it a competition."
I was lying to myself. The truth is, challenges are not a waste of time. I am just really good at wasting my time. Not anymore.
I have accepted the challenge and want anybody who reads this to do the same. It is so simple. You can do 100 of whatever you want. Say hello to a stranger 100 times. Wash the dishes 100 times. Everything and anything you do is relevant.
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It is WORTH it.
I am completing two #100Somethings. The first one is going on a run 100 times before the end of 2016. Whether it is for 10 or 120 minutes. I am going to do it. I am going to tie up my shoes and make myself run. Not for dietary or physical reasons. Not to lose weight. Not to run a marathon. Just to run.
I hate running. Despise it. I always correlated running with punishment, as it was many times throughout my volleyball career. I never experienced this so-called "runners high," nor do I feel any sort of mental release from running. That is the point.
I am running because if I can run 100 times before the end of the year, I can do anything. Every now and then I go on a run. These runs rarely last longer than 20 minutes. I never stop running because I am out of breath or my legs are tired. I stop running because my mind quits.
I tell myself I had enough and throw the towel in way too early. It is so easy to stop running. It is tough to get myself out of the house and go. For the next four months, it is happening. No matter how I feel or what I think, I will run.
My second #100Somethings I am going to complete is a list I created. This is not just any list. It is a list of literally every thought, idea or dream in my head. I wrote out a list of 100 things I want to do.
This is not a bucket list. I do not want to have an undetermined amount of time to complete it. I need a time limit. I need to check these things off daily. If not, they will remain as thoughts in my head.
These things range from baking a loaf of bread to smiling at everyone I see for an entire day. All are events, projects, hobbies, actions, tasks or goals that I thought about doing at some point in my life. However, I always stop myself because I get lazy, uncomfortable, content and fearful. I had enough.
It is time to put meaning to these "things" and take action.
I get caught in the trap of thinking I have more time when the time is NOW. I want to check off every single one of those "things" on my list by the end of 2016.
I will share my complete list at the end of the year. Throughout the next few months I will document the ones I completed which are worth writing about. I checked off a big one today and cannot wait to share my excitement about it.
I got braces (I could not wait). That was #1 on my list and I am thrilled to finally start that process. More to come.
I hope you are inspired to do the #100Somethings challenge. If it scares you, intimidates you, makes you uncomfortable then do it. You will NOT regret it.
Author: Megan Cyr
Born and raised in Canada. College educated in America. Currently residing wherever volleyball takes me.