Grownup Goals

There are some people out there who can do what they’re “supposed to” without much tangible motivation. They are patient with their kids because they are naturally patient, rather than because they see a greater purpose in being patient. They work out “just to take care of themselves”. They are the model of faithfulness.

I am not one of them. I can barely make it through life without some purpose of what I’m working toward. An aimless Saturday at the Erickson household risks causing me to slip into a short-term depression.

I’m not saying this is necessarily a good thing. Or even a bad thing. It is just a thing.

So, we’re starting a new section on The Kid Project aimed at sharing the things that keep us motivated to keep living life. The things we do to experience life. The things we do that go beyond our kids, and indirectly reach back to pull them with us.

We want to share our experiences and journeys through the para-kid sections of life. It is about running, triathlons, career management, food and diet, how God is challenging us in our lives.

We readily acknowledge that this is poor blogging form; a blog should have a narrow purpose and goal. Ours is broad, and we are making it broader. It is a glimpse into our effort at living life, and hopefully encourages others to try, fail, and try again… As long as we keep reaching after our goals.

What keeps you going in life?

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