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Challenges & Vulnerability

by in Blog Posts, Inspiration, & Motivation November 5, 2015

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I wrote this blog a little over 2 months ago. It is one of my favorite blogs that I have ever written. It is raw. It is genuine. It is real. I find it interesting to re-read and become more aware of where I am today. Striving for growth each day; and still searching for that new opportunity that I know is right on the horizon.
Maybe you see a glimpse of where you are through these words. Can you relate?

I am at a crossroads and ready to diverge down a new path. Allowing myself to be vulnerable and open to new opportunity. I need a challenge; to be pushed out of my comfort zone, challenge my brain and project growth…in every sense. Mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually. In my career, my connections, with my goals and visions.

Career-CrossroadsEmotional challenges. I am fully an emotional woman, mom, wife, daughter & friend who loves deeply. The love that I have for my family and friends is overflowing. My challenge, emotionally, may be most with my kids. I need to love them deeply AND love them in a way that may look like stepping back and letting them learn from experience and doing. This is a fine line to walk, as it is so incredibly hard to have my heart walk around outside my body and let it fail – all while knowing and having faith that each of those experiences is growth.

Physical challenges. This fall IS time for a new challenge. I am ready to move on and feel that my time is finished with teaching fitness classes. Maybe a race or a new sport/hobby? A mud run? Maybe more yoga? I just joined 9 Round and am excited about some new workouts. I am up for a new physical challenge? Anyone else?

Spiritual challenges. Each day I spend time in reflection/prayer/journaling; not much time, but time. My connection with God is deeper than ever before in my life. Like all growth, there is always room to grow spiritually. My reflection time needs to be longer, focused and sincere, spending time in stillness and silence; at the same time knowing in my heart that good enough is good enough. This is my commitment to myself – spend more time with me and KNOW that each moment is exactly where I am supposed to be.

Life challenges. Health & fitness will always be my passion. My purpose in my career is to help as many people as I am able to reach their goals & ultimately improve their lives through health, fitness, nutrition and wellness. AND I will continue to do this through Fit Envy and Beachbody. But I am also ready for a new opportunity. A new job that is challenging and fulfilling. Maybe something completely different to ignite a fire in me that I may not even be aware of?

Future challenges. SO much to think of and fun to daydream about. Our family vision is there but can definitely be more clearly defined. Where do we want to be in one year, five, ten? How do we want to be spending our time? With who? Some answers are apparent, some not so much. Time to dive into another vision board and talk about it openly. Part of that scares me. Saying it out loud makes it more real, more of a challenge.

Just my thoughts on this random Tuesday. What about you? Are you challenged? Do you need a new opportunity?

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