It’s one month in and already so much has happened.
- Launched my online course, Eat To Lose Weight. I worked hard on the videos and content, and grateful for the people who signed up and are loving it. I look forward to the spring launch March 6th to help another round of health seekers on their journey.
- Finally reached 10k Instagram followers. I feel like a failure for not hitting this milestone sooner. But truthfully I didn’t put much effort into Instagram until 3 months ago. It’s hard not to look at my peer bloggers in the 20-30k range and question if I’m not as good as them. Not feeling good enough is a constant struggle as a blogger!
- Said good-bye to my PT who figured out my series of injuries were from my hip. A friend, who brought me back to life after each injury, surgery and mental challenge. A friend, who will very much be missed.
- Finished my research capstone paper for the last class in my nutrition degree. Writing it was easy, researching it was the most painful thing ever. I never want to do that again. I can’t believe I got an A.
- January brought the blog huge growth. Yet, I wish it were still an intimate place. I feel less connected and don’t feel comfortable sharing myself as much. Too many people interpret my life as a prescription for their own which I’ve learned through my own medical battles to be far from the truth. Everyone is individual. I feel like I’ve failed in communicating this to them.
2017, you’re going to be a challenging year. June graduation scares me. Taking the board exam (or any exam) brings more fear than I know what to do with. On top of that, there’s the fear of building my coaching practice. Where will my clients come from? How will I have time to create content, coach, market, run a business, and do everything else I do? I’m tired just thinking about it.
2017, I don’t want to be a failure. But I know a big part of not feeling like a failure is being optimistic and setting realistic expectations. Something that’s not easy for me to do. I also know pushing myself outside my comfort zone is good. It’s paid back big whenever I’ve done it.
2017, I hope you’re bigger and better than 2016. I hope you bring me things I’ve wanted for a very long time. I don’t want this to be just another repeat of another year. Otherwise it’s 40 years of the same year over and over. I’m tired of the same groundhog year. I want different, I want more, I want life, I want love. I want to feel like I can breathe.
2017, I’ll continue to work hard, be kind, and share my passion with as many people as possible. It would help if you could give me a nudge in the right direction and remind me every now and then, of the things I do well.
How has 2017 been so far to you? What scares you?
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