Tuesday Truth

Lately I've been in somewhat of a funk and I can't pinpoint the reason.

I don't know if it's the cold weather, a lot of change and "newness" at work or what... but it isn't my favorite feeling. Don't get me wrong, it's not every single day! It's like I just can't get a strong grip on my routine, my eating habits, my motivation, my mood and the list goes on. You know that feeling, right?

Some days I feel great, like yesterday, and then today I feel like a blob.

I know it might sound crazy - coming from someone that works for a company that's all about hashtag #goals #motivation #fitness & #nutrition!? But, it's the truth!

Today, as I drove home from work giving myself a hard time, I realized that I'm not being fair. Would I treat my best friends this way? No way. If my husband was in a funk, would I give him a hard time? Definitely not! If my twin called me saying she was feeling unmotivated, would I roll my eyes and 'think, man what's wrong with her' or would I encourage her to do her best and work her hardest to get back on track? Ya'll know the answer to that.

Why do we treat ourselves differently than we do the ones we love? Why don't we cut ourselves some slack sometimes? 

Funks are okay. They are not where we stay! They're a phase. It's up to me, or you, to fight for the self-discipline to step back, readjust and move forward with a positive mindset and a clear perspective.

Fight the funk! 


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Feel The Burn.

When I think about the last few years of my life, the word that comes to my mind is "HA!"

Yep, read it just like it sounds. HA! I just can't even process it. It's hilarious. The amount of change that I've experienced feels like a laugh bubble rising up in my belly, just waiting to burst of out my mouth. Wow. The good, the bad, the amazing. So much change! A few cheesy/cliche phrases that come to my mind are...

"If you want to hear God laugh tell him your plans."

"God works in mysterious ways"

"Let go and let God."

"Shoot for the moon... even if you miss, you'll land amongst the stars."

"May your hats fly as high as your dreams" 

You're right, with those last two I'm just being silly, but you catch my drift. Along with the career changes, the loss, the marriage, the moves, and all the twists and turns I experienced also came my chance to start a new adventure.

One of my close friends in my small group works for a fitness franchise that is headquarterd here in CLT. While she was in New York on a trip with the CEO and CFO, they began discussing their need for a Social Media & Marketing Coordinator! Well, she name dropped and I was asked to come in for an interview. I wasn't even searching. It was as if it just fell into my lap! While I truly, honestly loved my job at Flywheel, I figured it would be smart to consider a career move that would beget a steady income and room for growth in the future. I went in, met the team, immediately loved the vibe and I guess they loved me back! They offered me the job, scheduling my start date exactly two weeks from my interview. It was a speedy turn around!

I began my journey with Burn on December 15th, 2016 and thus far it has been nothing short of amazing. It's exciting, tiring, refreshing, motivating, thought provoking and best of all it helps change peoples lives for the better. That is the one thing I want the most in any profession. I want to do something where I lay my head on the pillow at night and say "today I made a difference" - and I do that here. I really do. We do it together as a team!

I'm so thankful and so grateful that God saw this opportunity and thought of ME to fill it. I cannot wait to continue to work hard every day and push myself to learn, grow and improve. I know that this is going to be something that I will always look at through eyes of appreciation. 

Cheers to happiness and fresh starts in 20-17!