My friend Bailey and I were talking about a rough day I had at work and she told me, "You've got to experience the 'lows' in order to appreciate the 'highs'." This is relevant in our every day lives whether it's your job, fitness journey, school, etc.
This also reminded me of rainy, cold days. If every single day were sunny and 70, it would become the norm and we wouldn't appreciate these perfect days.
Work life: Everyone experiences a "low" day in their work life every once in a while. I know I do! These low days can be either slow, draaggiinnggg day or maybe your manager didn't agree with your idea you were proud to present to them? You could be overwhelmed with deadlines? You could feel stuck? Or that you don't see a solid career path where you are?
Other days, you can feel on fire! Sometimes I have days where everything just seems to GO RIGHT. I feel like I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be, I see a clear career path, I feel like my work is appreciated, etc. If I felt "on fire" every single day, it wouldn't be near as meaningful.
Fitness Journey: This is a big one for me. My "lows" in my fitness journey occur when my goals feel out of reach. For those of you that don't know, fitnes