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!