You know those annoying people who start to lose weight and then make you feel like you should be getting off the couch too? Yeah, well brace yourself, because I am now one of them! But I’m not here to gloat, and I’m not here to preach, I am just here to shine a light in someone’s life that may be at its darkest right now. Maybe it’s weight, maybe it’s finances, or maybe it’s your life as a whole… I am here to tell you… it’s going to be ok.
Why? Because I have learned that when I have the best attitude in the world, everything seems to just fall into place. We have all been there where something didn’t turn out the way we hoped- now, think back to that moment, and ask yourself “How did I react?” Recently it happened to us last weekend, a vehicle we wanted just wasn’t in the cards for us. I could have cried, I could have gotten grumpy and cursed out to the world that it isn’t fair, but I did something that even shocked myself. I just shrugged my shoulders and then headed on with our date night to P.F. Changs. We laughed, we ate, and we came up with a different plan instead. I remem, ber sitting at the Restaurant and being shocked that I was ok, that I wasn’t freaking out. Maybe I am just growing up finally, or maybe I have just accepted what I have known all along- God is in control and I have to be ok with that.
If you haven’t guessed it by now, sometimes I like to worry. Well, no one likes to worry, but I have a hard habit of it. Every day when I wake up I have a mental check list in my head that I go over, always thinking what I can do to improve something, change something, or continue with something that I am really proud of. The thing is that when we moved here that list was so shaken up, that I am trying to get it back in check. Nothing feels better than when I check something off, or I am on fire with something that I knew I could do but was to scared to try ever.
You will all get to this point eventually, but I got to my “life point” before we moved. What is that? It’s that moment where you FINALLY get that you get ONE LIFE. There is no reason to throw it away on things and people who don’t make us feel the best we can be. Some may think that’s cold, but when I have the courage to walk away from someone or something who is toxic in my life, that is a sign that I have grown as a person. I am past letting anyone or anything direct my path in life because I’m too scared to speak up. If you are there now- SPEAK UP. Don’t be someone’s doormat, you are IMPORTANT, and they need to know that your life is better without them. We all need to be and should be as nice and kind to people as possible, but there comes a time that being firm and holding your ground will mean more to you than the casual hello you were gritting your teeth saying to them anyways.
I can’t tell all of you enough what accomplishing a dream feels like- it is the most incredible thing I have ever done. We all tell people what we want do, what we‘d like to do, but deep down we never really know if it will happen. Maybe it’s just human nature to have that attitude, or maybe it’s our own defense mechanism to leave everything “out there” so we don’t have to commit. The whole point of this blog was to be held to my word and my family’s. We told you we would move, and we wanted to be held accountable to it. After now having accomplished that dream, I feel like I can do anything.
I felt compelled to write this today as I looked around at what I have accomplished and my many blessings. I am hoping that things are going well for me because I have given everything up to God, and even though that can be a scary feeling at times, I feel he is always in control and does a much better job with my life than I ever could. So as I lose the weight, work on business ideas, help people relocate to FL, spend time growing with my family here in FL, I want to inspire the most. Whatever it may be, I want to help someone out there know that they can live the best life they can, and whatever you are able to do and can do to better your life- don’t wait, do it now. You never know when your time on this Earth will come to an end.