Monday, December 21, 2015

Do You Like Roller Coasters?

How the heck are you?  The year is coming to a close and I know everyone says it but it seems that it went by way too quickly.  2015 was a blur and I don’t think I spent enough time just enjoying moments.  For example, in February after I won my pro card all I could think about was competing as a pro.

But by the time August rolled around I was really just ready to get it over with.  I didn’t enjoy one minute of that experience and I know why.  My mind had already fast-forwarded to the next thing and I didn’t allow myself the opportunity to enjoy what was going on in the present.

Does that make sense?

I do it all the time.  Ask me how old I am and instead of saying my current age I’ll say, “I’ll be 52.”  I’m always looking ahead and I think I’m robbing myself of some really good moments.  I also believe that I am causing myself to be anxious when I should be at peace.

That is definitely something I am going to change in 2016.  I will be more mindful of present moments.

The past week has been hectic.  I’m preparing to launch a new coaching program and the process has a lot of moving parts:  advertising, following up with prospects, screening prospects, etc.  Plus I’m engaging more regularly with the members of my challenge groups.  There is a lot of activity surrounding my business and that makes me happy.  Of course, only time will tell if this activity will translate into revenue.  We’ll see.  Either way, I love the excitement that I’m experiencing.  Nothing at all like the way I was feeling a few weeks ago … where I was questioning if entrepreneurship was really for me.  I’m still applying for jobs as a personal trainer/health coach but I’m feeling less ‘wonky’ about the whole situation.  I’m putting forth the effort, praying and taking action.  God is faithful.

I had a professional photo shoot done last week and the pictures are amazing!  Here’s a sample:

Another thing I should have done a long time ago.  Oh well, better late than never, right?

Over the weekend I attended a book signing.  It was a nice event and I love to support local authors.  In fact, my own signing will be held at the same venue on January 9th, so I sort of wanted to get the lay of the land, so to speak.

While I was there I met a man and I spent the majority of the time talking to him.  I have to be honest it was probably the best conversation that I have had with a man in years.  He was intelligent and thoughtful and never said anything out of the way.  It was just a good conversation.  I couldn’t even believe it was happening while it was happening.  When he first approached me I thought he was trying to be flirty (he wasn’t) then I thought he was a financial advisor looking for a client (he wasn’t) then I just settled into the conversation.  It was nice and he bought two copies of my book – score!  I thought about it for the remainder of the day and even if I never see him again, and I probably won’t, that experience just let me know that it is possible to have a real conversation with someone of the opposite sex without it having to lead to something.  For those of you who already knew this, you could have let a sista know.  Just saying.

Finally, after I left the book signing I checked my phone and I received a notification from Instagram that I had a new follower.  Someone, please tell me why my ex-boyfriend from almost six years ago thought I'd be okay with him following me on social media.  Yeah, he got blocked.

That’s it for today.  Thanks for reading!

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