Maybe it is my perfectionism. Maybe it is the overachiever in me. Or maybe I see what others have achieved, which causes me to be envious.
Whatever it is, I have never been one to settle. With a recipe. With running. With the man I chose to marry. In my job. Or anything about in life in general. I am constantly striving to work towards perfectionism—even if it can’t truly be achieved, I will still try to achieve it! I want things that make me happy and feel worthwhile, so I do everything in my power to reach that point.
Growing up, I always said I did not want to be stuck in a job that I didn’t enjoy going to each day. I wanted to be excited about my job, and I wanted to do something I truly enjoyed. I have come to realize that I won’t wake up every morning ecstatic to go to work, but I am not willing to be that person who dreads going to work and gets stuck in a position for the rest of their working life. I’ve seen far too many people in that position, and I have made a conscious effort that I do not want to settle for something like that.
The day before we left for Maui was my last day working for my previous employer (Wells Fargo). It was not a hard decision to decide to put my two weeks notice in. I knew it was not the job for me: sitting at a desk all day, dealing with angry customers, and in a field I had no interest in. It was nice to close that chapter, travel to Hawaii, and then come back, ready to start with my current employer: Skinny Raven Sports.
Skinny Raven is the local running store in Anchorage. They are the premier running store in town and offer several training groups, social runs, and host a number of running races throughout the year. I am so excited to be a part of the team and do something I am truly passionate about. I know not everyone is able to do what they are interested in, so I am counting my blessings that I am. I am also very grateful for the support of my husband who encouraged me to pursue this job. I look forward to being a running ambassador and helping grow the running community here.