Are you wondering why it took me so long or what my ah-ha moment was to starting my new adventure… well, let me tell you. It started with some Kool-Aid….
Ok, honestly, it all started with a little help from my girl, Rach. It was what she said and how she said it that sparked a fire… “Our words have power, but our actions shape our lives.” Rachel Hollis.
Since reading Girl, Wash Your Face and Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis, I have aspired to Live My Best Life! Life is too short and we are always so busy, but we should never be too busy for ourselves, our goals and to practice gratitude. I don’t know about you, but I feel that after investing time in myself, I’m a better mother, wife, friend, employee, and listener (just to name a few). Self care isn’t selfish and I want to set that example for my family, especially my children.
So what am I doing to Live My Best Life? Well, if you could see my calendar you would probably laugh. I have scheduled gym days, a few reminders: to drink at least 64 ounces of H2O daily, that I’m never too busy to walk a mile, and that I should probably limit myself to only ONE serving of candy per day. (If you know me, you know I LOVE CANDY, and usually have some hidden somewhere at home or in the office!) Rachel Hollis says, “never break a promise to yourself.” If it is on my calendar, that is my time that I promised myself, so I do anything to make sure I keep that promise.
Besides trying to follow my calendar, I also journal. Seriously though, you don’t know how beneficial it is until you try it. Before I graduated to the “Start Today Journal” – Hollis Co., I just used a simple notebook. I would jot down what I was thankful for, what my top three goals were and how I was going to achieve them, and anything that was stressing me out or made me feel excited and happy. You name it, I put it in my journal.
Once I started the “Start Today Journal” and worked through the exercises, I realized among the two pages of notes stating what I will be doing or where I saw myself in ten years, had lots to do with health, wellness, coaching and PASSION.
The thought of pursuing my passion has only been a dream, but now it’s a goal. I saw myself helping my family and others understand that they are never too busy to live well, define their goals and chase their dreams. As Rachel Hollis states, “A goal is a dream with its work boots on.”
I want to be the example- I want to lead by example, I want my children to chase their dreams, be brave and work to make their dreams a reality and I want the same for you.
So, if you would ask my husband, Tyler, I’m pretty sure he would tell you I drank the Kool-Aid and joined the Rachel Hollis cult… but there isn’t anything wrong with setting aside time for yourself, being a more grateful person, being happier, chasing dreams and setting goals. *To be fair, I do talk about Rachel a lot; what I’ve learned, what I’ve implemented and how it makes me feel. Plus, I’m also leaving him with a teething 15 month old baby and a rambunctious toddler while I head to Dallas for RISE Weekend.
So, with a Rachel Hollis: Kool-Aid boost, I’m pursing my passion and dreams, one goal at a time. Cheers (with Kool-Aid) to becoming a Certified Health and Wellness Coach!
Thank you, Rachel Hollis for lighting the fire.