Pet Projects and Motivation

by - Thursday, November 15, 2012

Do you ever have one of those days that is just awesome from beginning to end? That was definitely my day yesterday.

Even the most normally mundane things seemed extra awesome, and I was literally in one of the best moods ever all day long.

I kicked major butt on the 9-5 front, making some really solid headway on a few big projects. Since I'm taking off all next week to spend time at home in PA for Thanksgiving (YAY!), I've been trying to get ahead on some of my stuff and yesterday things were just falling in to place.

I also dove head first into a new pet project that I'm really, really excited about. It's health and fitness related and it's going to be awesome. It involves mass amounts of coordination, logistics, marketing and strategic planning, some of my favorite things ever. I'm tackling the project with a friend so I'm not majorly overwhelmed because well, sometimes I have a tendency to bite off a little more than I can chew, and then stress myself out. I don't have many details to share yet. When I do, I'll promise to let you know more.

Then last night I got to spend some time hanging out with two of my friends who are getting ready to launch their start-up today. I don't think I've ever been in a small room where there's been so much energy, anticipation and excitement. You could literally feel it bouncing off the walls, and it's a highly contagious attitude. When my friend and I took a break for a quick run, I was pretty much bubbling over with excitement.

Tackling a million projects like this in all different areas just makes me feel so energized. I couldn't fall asleep last night because my brain was going a million miles a minute trying to work out different details and scenarios on several of these projects, and I woke up this morning kind of ready to tackle the world.

I wish I could bottle this feeling up and save it for when my motivation tanks are a little low.

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  1. Hi Jess, nice to hear about your day. It is so nice to read such optimistic and motivational post. I also have lived such days but now a days, such inspirational time comes rarely. I use to have such positive and motivational feelings on so many occasions when i was a kid. The two days in year was surely like this. Because in these days, i used to get my exam results. Now i only feel so good whenever i completed any project or achieved something.
    Thanks for sharing your feelings, this post reminded me my own good days..Got Motivated :) .