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CONFESSION and REAL TALK #1

CONFESSION #1 - REAL TALK

The mind of a career woman, mother, girl and student.

 I often find myself in this posture throughout the day. The face of seriousness and deep thought. Some may confuse this with me being sad, angry or downright unfriendly. 

If you find me looking like this in a training session or just walking down the street, it’s really me living in my head and doing my absolute best to remember everything I need to get done. Trying so hard to stay focused. Trying so hard to be the best version of myself. Often trying so hard that I get lost in the shuffle of reality. Trying so hard I get tired of trying hard. In all honestly it leaves me feeling drained and utterly exhausted. Why do I do this to myself?

I admit it takes a lot of work for me to get out of my over analytical thinking style. I have to force myself to take breaks from putting so much pressure on myself. We can be our own worst enemy. My goal is to work on creating space to let go, laugh and just BE... Just be where I am at the moment and remind myself of how grateful I am for this life. How grateful I am for being able to do what I love and help people become the best version of their self. 

We as humans can struggle with taking our own advice. Here’s to taking a moment, stop taking ourselves so seriously and let loose a bit. 

Read CONFESSION # 2 - Letting go of fear here



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