Good morning beautiful people. It is FRIDAY and thank goodness for that because I am feeling the week.
Let’s talk real quick about where we are right now. Fridays are a great opportunity to look back over the past five to seven days and reflect on where where we came from and where we are now. How are we feeling, folks? Did we do the things we wanted to do? Was there something (or many somethings) that we did that we are really proud of? In what areas did we struggle and in what areas can we do better?
For me, this blog has been a big project. Ten days ago I decided to go all in on myself and my dreams and I am feeling it in all the ways.
Am I incredibly proud of myself? Yes. Absolutely. Am I EXCITED about what is happening and SUPER stoked to keep on this path, Every. Single. Day? Oh yeah. Am I drained because my mind is going a million miles per hour and I haven’t given myself enough quiet time? Totally.
Also, with regards to food and nutrition. I’ve been drinking way too much coffee and wine, eating way too much bread and cheese, and smoking too much of the green stuff. It’s true. I hold no judgement of where I am, but I do recognize that I can do better and that I WANT to do better. I want my body to be in peak shape so can show up in every moment as the healthiest, most energized version of myself.
Because I am showing up. I am showing up big time, as a writer and entrepreneur, and most importantly as my authentic self. I am learning about the world of social media and websites and I am starting from the very beginning. I literally had to google “How to set up an Instagram account” and then “How to post a photo to my instagram page”. Don’t even talk to me about hashtags yet, because I don’t know.
Between writing in the morning and going to the University of Google in the afternoon, staying strong in my classes at Sac State, daily runs, two nights of swing dancing, work, and the million other things that make up a day… y’all I am drained. Totally exhausted.
But no excuses.
We need to own where we are, our behaviors, and our actions. And I do. I am SO proud of what I’m doing and where I am standing. Moving forward, my work is to focus on good food, less stimulants, and more grounding exercise. I invite you to do the same. The rest is happening and the rest will continue to happen.
I am going backpacking this weekend. Woohoo! All of my gear is laid out on the couch right now and as soon as I finish this I’m going to hit the road. Getting outside, spending time with a few good friends, and getting away from my laptop and iPhone is exactly what the doctor ordered. I’ll be writing everyday and I am going to try to post from my phone in the mornings but if it doesn’t work, I’m not going to stress it. After all, there’s no need to be a perfectionist.