Mar 17, 2018

I want you to focus on something today. Read the above quote. I want you to let that sink in. Now, I want you to take a piece of paper and jot down the following things:

  1. Who are you?

  2. What is your purpose?

  3. What are your beliefs? What about values?

  4. What do you want in life?

  5. What do you stand for?

Did you honestly do that? If you did not, I urge you to. I harp on this all the time-personal development, self-building. Go to my Amazon store page, get those books, and reflect to make yourself better. Tell me about the books you are reading to make yourself better, I’m always looking for a good read. If you cannot answer the above questions, what are you doing about it? Do you want to sit around and be known as someone who stood in the background? Do you not want people to respect and know what you stand for, or who you are? Do you even know who you are?
Let me just say, I didn’t for the longest time. Literally for at least 20 years (I’m 27). I had no idea. I constantly made decisions based on what others wanted from me. Doing things to make sure everyone else was happy with what I’m doing with my life. If everyone else wasn’t happy, it wasn’t the right thing. I finally got to a point though where I realized I could not answer those questions. It pissed me off that I couldn’t answer them. I’ve been through a lot in my short life to now know the importance of taking care of myself FIRST.
The reason I chose the image I did for this post is that I have been receiving a lot of feedback about being open about my aspirations and goals. Mostly positive but some negative. You can find me on Facebook, you can find me doing more in the world. I’m being open about life in general. I took it hard when people would give me feedback such as, “Why would you want that?”, or “You went to school to do PT, not that stuff.” “Nobody is going to listen to you when you share that stuff.” Or even, “I don’t think you can do that. I know you really well.” I listened. Went through a spiral of emotions, then came to this conclusion.
I don’t care what anyone else thinks about WHO I AM. I am who I am, and I am created by My God to be an amazing person, and do all of these amazing things He has placed on my heart to do. So, I’m glad I have haters and I’m glad I have negativity because I’m GROWING and I’m LEARNING that hating or having negative things to say about ME and MY LIFE will only make YOU a contributor to my SUCCESS. Because I stand for a lot of things, and one of those things is now myself, so thank you to the people who have given me the inspiration to write this post as well as continue to push to making myself so much better, whether as a lover or a hater.
Here are my answers to the above questions:

  • Who are you?

    • I am an amazing, strong, beautiful, compassionate, loving, accepting, kind woman made to be your friend.

  • What is your purpose?

    • My purpose in life is to make a difference in the lives of every single individual I meet. I’ve noticed just me smiling does this sometimes.

  • What are your beliefs? What about your values?

    • My beliefs: That God has a purpose for each person. Everyone deserves love. He is the reason for every blessing. I believe everything happens for a reason. I believe people come and go to make you a better you.

    • My values: I value my priorities (God, Family, Friends, Work). I value my heart. I value my mind. I value my body. I value having the goals and dreams and ability to reach them.

  • What do you want in life?

    • I want financial freedom. I want to know I’ve changed lives not just by physical therapy. I want to look back and know I made a difference. I want a close knit circle of strength on my side.

  • What do you stand for?

    • I stand for freedom. I stand for purpose. I stand for God. I stand for optimal performance. I stand for women. I stand for equality. I stand for myself.

It’s okay if you do not agree. I would love to have a conversation with you about my answers. I never used to be who I am today. I used to think I could lie my way out of my beliefs, I used to think I could hide behind elaborate stories, I used to think I could change who I am. But I am embracing it now. I am embracing who God has made me. I LOVE my LIFE and I cannot wait for each day due to the new blessings I receive.
So, thank you Eminem (one of my favorite rappers because he is SO open and honest), for saying the above quote. It sits so close to my heart and meant so much to me today.
As far as my 21 day fix goes: I’m still going strong. I had a friend’s bridal shower to attend this morning, and utilized the containers to keep up with portion control, and as far as my sugar goes I slipped and had a half glass of a mimosa. I’m not going to dwell on it, my will power slipped, and I damn well deserved it. I also had 3 people say, “You look fantastic!” You know what? I feel fantastic. I am fantastic. I don’t care what my haters say. I have my close circle of people who care about building me up and building me into the person I am today. That’s what matters.
Plus, God makes me feels beautiful by showing me little reminders each day and it always helps that my amazing husband says, “Good morning, beautiful,” every damn morning.
How did I get so lucky?!?!
Thank you for reading. I love you all!!!



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