Third blog entry about to be made! Oh how time flies, doesn’t it?? I don’t even know which day it is today…
Last week I completed my first support leader trip. Support leader, meaning that I am a third leader on a trip but I’m only supporting.
I was actually quite nervous before the trip because I thought I would f*ck everything up etc… Sometimes I can get a bit paranoid over things like that and can often be a perfectionist. Being a perfectionist isn’t always so great but in times like that I have to grab myself from the sky and put myself to the ground and repeat to myself that if something goes wrong it will not be the end of the world but another kind of experience or challenge that I’ll have to face in order to grow stronger.
So off I went in the Backroads van with a bunch of bikes on the roof, driving through the steep hills and hairpin curves of the Dalmatian coast and you know what… I survived! It was challenging at times, but I made it and I couldn’t be more prouder of my tiny strong viking body.
After my first van support trip I had some time off and I really wanted to travel around but my body and mind were exhausted, I guess it was some kind of an aftermath after all the stress I had experienced, so I tried to enjoy myself by going to the beach to receive a chocolate skin from the sun. I also went to Dubrovnik(the city where they filmed King’s landing in Game of Thrones!) with a couple of friends.
The sad news is that these past 2 days my body has been feeling really strange. I think I might have a flu of some sort, my whole body aches…. Maybe it’s the flu that’s been going around. But whatever, a flu is a better then a cast on my hand…
Now i’m currently getting ready to go on my second van support trip which will be on the 28th of June and then I’ll finish the 2nd of July and on the 3rd of July I’ll head back to Iceland. In Iceland I will lead my first trip, I’m real real excited about it!
I also wanted to write down some personal thoughts that go often through my mind when I take on new challenges. So very often I can be too harsh on myself, frustrated and not understanding why I just can’t be good at things i’m doing for the first time!
I always have to remind myself on how these thoughts are completely wrong and think ” Girl, who is good at something he/she has never done or isn’t used to do in life?” The frustration often comes when I start comparing myself to other people that have maybe been doing this kind of work for 3 or more years….( duh!) Don’t ever compare yourself to others, think about yourself and what your strong sides!
We are all different on learning new things in life. Through my 23 years of living I have started to understand certain patterns about myself. I’ve started to understand that I need time to figure things out and I need a lot of patience. But hey, that’s just how I am. We are always learning, aren’t we? I actually find it really fascinating how we start to understand ourselves. Some people go throughout life without ever understanding themselves or acknowledging their strength and weaknesses!
If you’ve already started to get yourselves then you’re on the right path 🙂
Enough on personal thoughts, this will be the end of my third entry, hope you’ve enjoyed it and I hope it wasn’t too cliché-ish!
Final words on this entry are: ” Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea that their journey is all about.”
Peace out y’all! I’ll post some photos here below.