Good morning! I know many of you found your way here from the Global News Interview I did last week. If you haven’t seen it, click HERE.
So welcome to my blog! I have journaled here for over 8 years as I’ve lived in the maintaining world. There’s been many ups and downs, and writing has always been a very grounding and clarifying medium for me.
Right after the interview aired, I left for a week’s vacation. It turned out to be perfectly timed as it gave me time to sort through the feelings that sharing my story brought forward. I didn’t expect to feel all that I did. You see, as much as I’m quite open in talking about all that I’ve learned through shedding the weight, there’s also a thin veil of shame I feel within that too. I’m not exactly sure why as I’m so grateful for the connections made when two strangers find they have something in common which is deeply personal. So much of that is lost in this digital era; and it’s also not lost to me that I’m sharing this on a digital platform 😉
When Global contacted me to do the television interview, after sharing an online interview version the week before…
…My first feeling was “No! I can’t talk on camera. I can’t share something so personal to me with strangers.” I actually felt panicked at the thought.
And then I was hit with this one truth that I have strived to incorporate into my life for a decade. If you fear something deeply that you know will bring about positive change for another; you have to do it.
My dear friend Darina once told me you can actually convince yourself that fear is a form of excitement. So I decided I was excited to share, and of course I would share openly without walls.
I’m very thankful for the messages and connections made as a result. Simply hearing from one person who benefited from my truth as I lived within my self-inflicted prison makes it all worth it. This is about You, not me.
In the spirit of understanding that this maybe the very first post you read on this blog, Here’s what I want you to know this morning.
You are worthy of creating your perfect dream life; and that has nothing to do with the amount of money in your bank account. It’s within your power! Just think about that for a second…feel the freedom that comes as a result of understanding YOU are in control. So who do you want to be? Who do you want to surround yourself within in this one precious life you’ve been gifted? Go and be it! Seek out connections; those people who uplift, support, inspire and motivate you. Be that for them too.
You are stronger than you even realize! We can live an entire lifetime and never understand the true power and strength of the human body and spirit if we choose that. How sad would that be to never understand our true potential. A waste really. Would you want that for your children, or those you love most? Treat yourself just as you treat those you love. And just watch how your life unfolds beautifully when you pour positivity and love into your heart.
Positive OUT, comes before Positive IN. It’s that law of attraction thingy…whatever you present and focus on, is exactly what will come back to you. Find yourself surrounded by negativity? Be positive. Be the person you wish to see in others. Yup, you can control that too! Energy is infectious. You have the ability to change a person’s day just by uplifting them (which in turn uplifts you too). How ridiculously amazing is that?!
Don’t know where to start? Start small. Get up and go for a walk. Even if it’s around the block. Your body is designed to move. One tiny step in a positive direction will incite more tiny steps. Add one more positive change to your life every week…or every month even! Changing everything at once is not only overwhelming; but a prescription for failure because we need to give ourselves the respect of time to blend these changes which will translate into lifelong habits. Remember this is a lifestyle: an amazing style in which you will live for all of your fabulous life. Be gentle with yourself.
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Reach out to others for support, create your supportive loving village. I will support you! Add a comment, or send me a message.
I hope you have a ridiculously amazing day! I promise to blog more frequently. I would love nothing more than to uplift your spirits in this small way.
From my heart to yours,