When I sit here and think about last year, what an adventure!
It started off amazingly. We took our first ever family vacation to Disney in Florida. Awesome.
Shortly after we returned we discovered my hubby has cancer. Skin cancer. The same as his father who passed away from cancer. Not so awesome.
My colicky baby finally stopped screaming – THANK THE LORD – ALL LORDS!
I returned to work post mat leave – semi awesome depending on what’s happening. I miss being at home focused on only the kiddos.
I began and completed my courses for coaching.
I opened my practice and began certifying myself as a coach.
I discovered something about myself. I’ve been struggling with what it is I wanted out of my workouts/my physical self. I’ve previously always had specific image related/strength related goals. I can sculp myself into what I choose, but the results weren’t coming. My effort inconsistent I realized it isn’t really my goal anymore. I don’t care about that, I see through it. I recognize the behavior and mindsets within myself that are damaging. Not just to me, but to my children, society at large. I am participating in something I don’t truly believe in – fitness. Wellness – yes. What is now identified as “fitness”, NO.
I’ve grown tired of seeing women working out in bikini’s with curves that cannot be made by Momma Nature herself with headlines like “fit women can be curvy”. I am cautious on how I present this material as this is a non-judgmental statement and yet people I adore may be offended by my statements. That is not my intention. It’s how women in “fitness” are being presented and what women are sculpting themselves into that worries my soul.
What it is is that I want more for us. I know we are worth just as we are, we don’t need anything else. We don’t need boobs, tinted eyelashes, laser treatments, botox… We just need to be okay with ourselves. We are damaging our souls by following this path.
And so in this 2012 adventure of mine I have created my way of participating in change. If you believe in something and it’s cause and fail to take action on it why bother thinking it? It’s just a random passing thought then….
I have stopped acting mindlessly and started living on purpose. I am bringing myself into the moment as much as possible. I want to be present in my life, not just running on auto pilot. This is what 2012 stirred up in me, advanced action.
My tiny steps towards my ultimate destination weren’t effective. It’s time to take bigger ones. Drastic ones. Whatever comes of it is still one step further than where I am now and that is exactly what I am aiming for. Movement. Purposeful movement.
I know exactly what I want in my life. For myself, for my children. This clarity is new for me. Maybe as I was in baby making mode and distracted by screaming colicky babies BUT whatever it is, I’m clear now.
I’m also so grateful for my hubby. I feel like this really strengthened this past year. He’s amazing. I’ve known he was amazing for years but it’s easy to get distracted by what is happening in the house. I’m making a greater effort to be just as focused on us as the kids. It’s lead to a great year. What should be the seven year itch has been more like a honeymooney year. It’s been awesome.
And last but not least, I’ve learned that the greatest gifts I have in my life need to know they are my greatest gifts regularly. Anything can happen in any given moment that removes your ability to speak this truth for yourself. We have the gift of today, let’s celebrate it.
2013…this seems so “spacey” ha ha. Back to the Future was one of my favorite movies and this was beyond the future they traveled to ha ha!!
Happy New Year!!!