Here I am, sitting down to write the first post of the blog I have always wanted but never realised I was capable of.
The hard work has paid off, and here I am. Excited, nervous and ready.
There is this huge fire burning in my belly right now. And it’s only getting stronger. Then last week when I finally enrolled in my Holistic Health Coaching course, I thought I may spontaneously combust! This is where I’m meant to be. The universe has been calling out to me for a long time, but now I’m ready to listen. And I’m ready to work for it.
I’m actually sitting here a little dumbfounded. And full of emotion. Because with this first post comes the beginning of this new journey. The first day of the rest of my life as they say. It’s time to close my eyes, and leap.
That quote above not only comes from one of our favourite family movies, but it comes with so much emotion attached to it. It’s about changing the world one passionate person at a time. I see the world becoming an unhealthy place. I see the obesity rate rising. And I see people with so much self-loathing that it makes me incredibly sad and scared. I don’t want my children to grow up in that world. I want to teach them to be kind. Kind to themselves and to others. I want to teach them to nurture. Nurture their bodies, their minds, their souls and their loved ones. I want them to Shine in their own unique way. And this is why I want to be a health coach.
I want to guide people towards living the best life they possibly can. I don’t want anyone to feel like they aren’t good enough, like they don’t deserve happiness. I want everyone to be able to look in the mirror and be happy with the person they see looking back at them. I want people to feel satisfied not only with their food, but with their lives.
I want other people (and parents!) to know that they can have children and feel good about themselves. That there are ways to look after your body, your health and your family. It’s all possible. It just takes a little guidance, a little organization and a whole lot of self-love.
This isn’t always easy though. I’m a Mum. And sometimes when you become a Mum, who you were is a distant memory and who you are now comes second to your children. The funny thing is that who I was before I became a Mum is not who I am now. There’s nothing wrong with who I was. I was fun, bubbly and could skull a pint of beer faster than most men. But who I am now is so much more than that.
I spent most of my 20s feeling lost and out of place, but I sit here now at 29 years of age and feel at home. At home in my skin, at home with my surroundings and at peace with where I have been and the direction in which I’m headed. When I stopped spending my time thinking about what my life could be like and actually went out and LIVED my life, that is when the penny dropped and all these wonderful things started to happen.
Trying to find your path can be quite hard when you have two young children in tow. It’s a constant juggling act. And some days I manage to keep all the balls in the air with utter ease. And some days I drop them all. But that’s ok.
I would love to wake up with the sun, meditate for half an hour, exercise at my leisure and casually start my day. But the reality is, I wake before the sun to the sound of my children, I meditate when and if I can spare a few minutes and if I get a chance to exercise, it’s to a yoga DVD that my daughter does with me. But that’s ok too.
You can read a little more about me here. And I will share more of my story as the weeks go on. I want to be honest. Because life is real, and raw, and wonderful, and exciting. And sometimes a day can run with effortless flow, and sometimes it can be a haze of sleep deprivation, cleaning and Play School. But it’s about learning to accept those days, to let go of the guilt, live in the moment and embrace what you have.
I am by no means perfect and I don’t have all the answers, but if something I write resonates with you and makes even the slightest positive change in your life, then that brings a ridiculously large smile to my face.
I have to say a huge thank you to YOU for stopping by. It honestly means the absolute world to me that you have taken time out of your day to visit my little online space. I hope you will walk away from your time here with a smile on your face and a little spring in your step.
And I can’t wait to keep sharing.