Yesterday’s Be a Better Me Challenge – Day 2-Admit your goals
went pretty good considering that I outed my dream to all of you here. In the past 6 months or so, I’ve told my entire family, my husband, his family, pretty much anyone who will listen. I’m sure they all think I’m crazy. It’s like saying you want to be a famous actress but live in the Midwest. It seems about as likely as winning the lottery and it really feels childish to say out loud… at first. But I believe where there is a will there is a way, it just depends on how hard and long I am willing to work on it. And I, my friends, am not giving up! I’m worth it! I wouldn’t let my girls give up on their dreams without a fight and so I will not give up on mine! Decide what your goal/dream is and do it!
Today’s Be a Better Me Challenge~ You are what You think you are
Basically, be who you want to be. Be the change you want to be in the world. If you want to be a runner..run. If you want to be the hot mom…be hot! If you want to learn to cook gourmet meals…go take a class. What ever you want to do or be, how you want the world to perceive you…You are the only one who can make that happen. We put ourselves into these boxes. It’s not our husbands ( not in most cases anyways), its not our children, our friends or society. Sure we may be where/who we are today because in some small way it reflects their effect on our lives but ultimately it is us who choose who we are. Last year, I was feeling frumpy, lumpy, overtired, overworked…basically like I had lost complete control of who I had become; complete control of my life. My husband had lost his job and we had to relocate.It would have been hard on anyone. Life was difficult but I was letting it beat me. I hated that feeling. It was shameful. It was frustrating, then I realized..hold on lady, YOU let this happen.YOU have got to change it! So, I put on my big girl panties( and my yoga pants to actually workout) and I jumped into my life. I started taking control of what I ate, when I exercised, what I wore, what I did, how I looked, how I reacted to life, how I interacted with people and it changed me. I began to be who I wanted to be. It made me realize I didn’t have to be all those things I didn’t like about myself. But as long as I thought I was all those things and did nothing but feel bad about it…I stayed stagnant. I dug deeper into being who I didn’t want to be. Then I made sacrifices and my whole mentality changed. My life changed.
Of course, my husband lost his job again ( but has since found work but with loads of traveling) and things have been spiraling out of control again this summer. Here I am telling you,once again, I am putting on my big girl panties and I am changing who I think I am because I want to get out of my rut. Nothing defines who I am except me. I am beautiful, intelligent, witty, a great mother and wife, a great friend, healthy, successful, strong willed, fantastically talented writer..that’s who I say I am. Who are you? Remember ..You are who you think you are so set your expectations high. Be the change you want to see in the world! Know NO boundaries!Link up and share what you think YOU are!