I’m slowly coming to the realization that I want more. Not material things, not friends, not money….more out of life, more enjoyable moments, and more meaningful relationships. I want to do more, be more, and provide more for others. This is something that has been brewing for a while in my mind and soul; it just recently came to light for me consciously. I am getting those “wild hairs”, but they are very good hairs and are bringing clarity and positivity to my life. While I can’t control those around me and their chaos, I can control mine and transform it into something positive. Those are my keywords are of late: reinvention, transformation, positivity, meaningful.
I saw a great article on reinvention yesterday during lunch: 5 Steps to Reinvent Yourself.
It caught my eye for a number of reasons. There are a lot of things going on in my life right now. Not all that I can write about publicly on here, but important nonetheless. I’m working on reinventing myself – physically, spiritually, mentally and professionally.
First up is fitness (flashback to Fergie, “My body stay vicious. I be up in the gym just working on my fitness.” lol) and that is going well. I recently finished an 8 week Boot Camp with Graham from G57 Training and Fitness. It definitely kicked my butt and also lit a fire in me to keep going. I did the Race for the Cure back in October (my first 5K) and it was awesome. I walked it, but I still did it. I trained for a few months beforehand to build up my endurance since I wasn’t doing ANY exercising before that. After that, I worked on some more small races/walks. I’m still “walking”, but that’s mostly because my knees aren’t great and everything jiggles too much for my liking (my badonkadonk). I walk fast, so I’m fine with that for now. I started doing personal training with Graham this week to keep the momentum going. He’s kicking my butt and it’s great. I’m tracking food and calories on Livestrong for him to review, meeting twice a week to work out, and drinking more water than I ever have in my life. I’m excited and ready.
I’ve also subscribed to the Tiny Buddha daily emails which go hand in hand with my spiritual journey. There was another great article today that complemented yesterday’s nicely: 3 Questions Worth Asking to Find the Right Answer for You. They both spoke to me on many levels and I’m taking them to heart. I am going to formulate some concrete ideas, yard sticks and long term goals for myself using these articles and the tools and questions they contain.
I’m currently working on Step 1 of the 5 Steps above. This will give way to discovering more about myself, how to live more authentically, and decide what direction I want my reinvention to take. I have so many ideas swirling in my head…so many things I am passionate about and want to explore. I want to embrace this life and start doing the things I love, not just the things I know and are comfortable with.
Why not go out on a limb? After all, isn’t that where the fruit is?
Find peace inside.