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  • Jennifer Biswas

learning to love the process

We all have a dream or goals or something we would like to accomplish. And if your dreams or goals are like mine, they aren't always the easiest to attain.

It takes discipline and self control and a whole ton of persistence to get to the finish line...or sometimes ever halfway!

When I was trying to qualify for the Boston marathon I was in the best shape of my life. Yes, that came at the cost of missing happy hours so I could get a run in, skipping the ice cream for the majority of my training, getting to bed early on a Friday so I could get up and run for hours on Saturday (only to be exhausted and starving for 2 days straight).

And as hard as most of that was, the day that I qualified for Boston and the day that I actually ran in the Boston Marathon were 2 of the most proud days of my life.

But as painful as the process was, there were so many victories to be celebrated. There was the first time I ran 7 miles in a 7 minute mile pace. There was the time I WON a 5k (you guys...I came in FIRST PLACE). There was my PR in the half marathon.

There's the funny memory of the long run I did when my husband was tracking me on my cell phone and I somehow turned my phone on airplane mode which caused my tracking beacon to disappear on my husbands phone - like I had vanished into thin air. ;)

{necklace found here}

And had I not celebrated these victories, I would have completely despised the process which would have made qualifying for Boston not nearly as sweet.

{earrings found here}

Something I'm learning is that working towards something - whether it's growing Paisley + Sparrow, completing a triathlon or knitting a hat - is to appreciate the process and to celebrate the victories. (In all honesty, I am not actually trying to do a triathlon right now but I recently bought a bike so I think I probably should, right?!)

{all photos taken by Katie Peterson}

They might be tiny but they are victories. And if we can learn to celebrate the process it will make the end result that much sweeter.

  • Jennifer Biswas

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