Saturday, January 11, 2014

Be Well in 2014

Hello friends! I am excited to be back in the blogsphere sharing the things that are going on in my part of the world. If you haven't noticed, or are new to the blog, I wanted to share that I'm taking a new focus for the content. I've been thinking for a long time now about what I want to do with my life. I kept coming back to ideas around words and phrases like wellness, health, fitness, helping others, being your best, and happiness. I actually came across a couple notes and old journal entries as I was cleaning and realized that I have been thinking about these things for quite some time now. I think the oldest notes I could date went back about 5-6 years.

To me seeing that time frame was a moment of disappointment and excitement. Part of me was disappointed that I hadn't acted on those thoughts and desires a long time ago. All the things I'd envisioned for myself could probably have been realized by now if I had just gone to work and stuck to it. It was also shocking to think that in that time frame my life and the life of my family could be in a totally different place now.

On the bright side, I looked at finding these notes and seeing that my inner most desires have been and still are the same as a good thing. I realized that no matter how much I tried to hide from taking that next step forward and giving something a try it was clear that my heart would keep bringing up these themes in my life until I finally took action. I guess at some point you've got to realize the stuff you love is the stuff you love if you do something about it or not. :)

In the final months of 2013 after going through a ton of stress at work (hiring people, watching people go, hiring new people, training people, and trying to get things in order) I kept encountering the word balance. I felt drawn to the idea that 2014 for me was going to be a year of getting my life in balance. I also found myself being drawn to more opportunities that were holistic and health focused. I reconnected with an old friend I hadn't seen in years and started taking a weekly yoga class with her as she completed her yoga teacher training. I reconnected with my old Mary Kay director who had moved on to a new and interesting opportunity with doTERRA and decided I was in. (More on my doTERRA story later.) I finally took the time in the last weeks of 2013 to let go and really enjoy my time with my family. I turned off my work email and just focused on having fun, eating well, and enjoying those I love the most.

Now I find myself in 2014 and I feel ready. Ready to step into new challenges. Ready to face my fears and see if I can become someone who is something more than ordinary. I want to be more than the 9-5 grind. I want more for my family and for myself. I want to finally stop saying "one day" and make that day TODAY.

*SIGH*

I know this probably sounds very ra-ra let's get jazzed about the new year and set some goals we'll forget about come February 1 but I'm not going to let that be me. I have set goals (I'll share those with you soon too) and I'm going to achieve them. I'm going to focus on myself and what I can do to provide an abundant and healthy life for my family. I am finally going to stop dreaming and work to make my life's dreams a reality.

If you're excited and ready for change in 2014 I hope you'll join me here. Come back to learn more about how I'm changing my life and if you're interested you can join me and change yours too. I promise it won't be too ra-ra let's all drink the kool-aid type stuff. We're going to get real and get healthy for once and keep it that way. Let's all live well and be well in 2014. Who's with me?!?

If you're ready to take the next step share some of your goals or hopes and dreams for 2014. Do you have a key word for 2014 that seems to be calling your name. Share it if you do! I'm always interested to see what others themes for the year are.

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