Hey y’all! HAPPY 2017!!! HEHE, yes, I’m a little late to the party.
But, this is officially my first blog post of the new year! WHAT?!? Sadly, yes…my first post of 2017.
One of my mentors had just said something in October or November about how all too often when you set big, scary goals that life has a funny way of all the sudden throwing a bunch of curveballs at you. Well, safe to say that happened. I set a BUNCH of big, scary goals towards the end of the year last year and LIFE STARTING THROWING CURVEBALLS.
Ok, life always throws us curveballs. I get it.
But, I find it pretty ironic that not even 2 months into my goal to blog every single day, my blog got hacked and it took until just very recently to get it back up fully! It was down and then it was up and then it was down again lol. So much for that goal, huh? WELL, that can’t stop me ‘cuz now that #knockonwood it’s back up, I’m back to daily posts! And, ok so my original plan didn’t happen. That doesn’t mean I can’t start over again. That’s the beauty of life and second chances.
And, I set some HUGE, SCARY, seemingly unrealistic goals in regards to my coaching business and writing my book. At the end of the year and the very beginning of this year, I set some goals that are so far out of reach for me as an aspiring author and health & fitness coach, I’m pretty sure some of those I told laughed at me a little. AND, then LIFE STARTED THROWING ME CURVEBALLS.
I’d been dealing with a lot personally. And, then I got sick. And, before I knew it, I had already started to give up a little on my dreams for the year.
It’s funny how it seems to be my nature to retreat at the first sign of resistance. I think maybe that’s human nature. We want to protect ourselves from being uncomfortable.
But, I remembered the new me likes to challenge myself to get uncomfortable. And, the new me doesn’t give up.
(I feel like I post more about being knocked down these days than I do about being up…..but please stick with me. I promise it’s just getting to the good part 🙂 )
And, really….all of this is just this thing we call life, right?
Peaks and valleys. We’re all here just riding the waves of life.
I’ve had a serious journey of rediscovery over the past 3 years. I KNOW in my heart I found coaching for a reason. And, I truly believe I wouldn’t be where I am now without it. I started to dream bigger. I wanted to be and do more. But, with those hopes and dreams and plans came a lot of hard work on my part. I had to dig really deep to work through some things from my past in order to get to where I’m going.
I keep failing forward. I had to let a LOT go. I had to work through a lot of pain. I had to take ownership of my life. I had to stop blaming anyone but myself for being stuck for so many years. I had to work harder on myself than anyone else. I had to stop trying to change others. And, I had to be really honest with the people in my life….including myself.
So, that’s what I did.
And, it took me a while. Last year is kinda a blur. Even the year before that is kinda a blur.
But, if God brings you to it, He will bring you through it. And, I’m pretty sure SO many people around me said 2016 was a hard, hard year. So, I know I’m not alone in my struggles. And, guess what, we’re still here. We’re still here failing forward….and riding the waves…..to get to where we’re going.
I’ve said it many times but we learn the most about ourselves during our struggles. I’ll be sharing some of those struggles this coming year on the blog. I remember the message from church several weeks ago talking about second chances. The beauty of living a faith- and hope-filled life is that we get second chances. We can’t give up on ourselves because God never gives up on us. And, I actually just thanked my coaches and clients tonight for not giving up on me. I just heard something yesterday that you should thank those around you who never give up on you. If you’re one of those out there who hasn’t given up on me, THANK YOU. I won’t give up on you either 🙂 Let’s do this life together.
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So, hi from me and my little! Let’s make 2017 WILDLY wonderful 🙂