Saturday, June 4, 2016

The Journey

Insights can come to you at the randomest of random moments...

Like, when you're en-route to the gym & suddenly feel overwhelmed & need to pause on a bench & write a blogpost...

Those of you who have known me for a while now have partaken in my journey, sometimes on the sidelines, sometimes in the thick of it. And what a journey it is!
The thing with journeys is; sometimes you're not aware you're on one, until something makes you look. And then there you are, luggage in hand, en-route to somewhere.

I've been en-route for a while, consciously & willingly...climbing mountains, jumping over streams, laying in meadows, fighting shadows, basking in sunlight...
And today, as I moved forward in the new life I made for myself, I saw myself stand there, in the moment, and felt incredibly proud.

Proud that I battled my insecurities, that after years of feeling like I was not girly enough, not strong enough, not lovable enough, not good enough, locked in a body that felt alien to me, not interesting enough, I now am at a point where I can say; I know who I am.

I know myself. 
I know my fears, insecurities, strengths, faults, loves...
I feel stronger than ever.
More beautiful than I've ever felt.
I feel enlightened & purposeful.
Each day I learn new things.
Each day my heart opens up wider to the world.

Am I perfect?
By no means. 
But then, perfection is overrated...there's no such thing. And beauty always lies in the imperfections. Its the little cracks that fill up with gold, and make things interesting, beautiful & spirited...

Sunday, April 17, 2016

En route

"Life's what happens when you're busy making other plans"
-John Lennon-

Sounds a bit like a cop-out, but the reality is...its exactly what happens.
And yet...even when you feel like you're not moving forward, things are happening, wheels are turning and steps are made to get you to where you want to go.

Since I posted last, time seems to have stood still, and yet much has happened;

No, I don't have my choaching buisiness up & running, but I have had very interesting insights in regards to coaching, thanks to conversations with coaches of all kinds. I have read about different methods and viewed a myriad of exercise videos and lifecoaching events. And I am still learning new insights every single day.

No, I haven't found the exact study to use as a base, but I have learned about the inner workings of the human body. I have delved into Neuro Linguistic Programming. And I have learned about clarity and how it can help steer the mind in the right direction. I have taught myself new exercises, pushed my own limits and learned about my body's strengths. And again, new psychological and physical viewpoints and tools keep rolling my way.

No, I don't have paying clients yet, but I have written workout programmes for friends and colleagues, and taught them new exercises. Inspired others to start working out or to reconnect with their past workout favorites. Helped others through tough situations by listening & giving them mindfulness exercises they can use when they feel stuck. Taught people the benefits of meditation and focus. And shown how to see the world with a positive mindset. And new people keep finding their way to me all the time.

So, all in is happening, things are in motion, and apart from a business account its all en-route...and I can't wait to see what's behind the bend...