Friday, September 3, 2010

Be a Better Me ( YOU) Challenge-Day 3~ You are what you think you are

Yesterday's Be a Better Me Challenge - Day 2-Admit your goals
went pretty good considering that I outed my dream to all of you here. In the past 6 months or so, I've told my entire family, my husband, his family, pretty much anyone who will listen. I'm sure they all think I'm crazy. It's like saying you want to be a famous actress but live in the Midwest. It seems about as likely as winning the lottery and it really feels childish to say out loud... at first. But I believe where there is a will there is a way, it just depends on how hard and long I am willing to work on it. And I, my friends, am not giving up! I'm worth it! I wouldn't let my girls give up on their dreams without a fight and so I will not give up on mine! Decide what your goal/dream is and do it!

Today's Be a Better Me Challenge~ You are what You think you are
Basically, be who you want to be. Be the change you want to be in the world. If you want to be a runner..run. If you want to be the hot mom...be hot! If you want  to learn to cook gourmet meals...go take a class.  What ever you want to do or be, how you want the world to perceive you...You are the only one who can make that happen. We put ourselves into these boxes. It's not our husbands ( not in most cases anyways), its not our children, our friends or society. Sure we may be where/who we are today because in some small way it reflects their effect on our lives but ultimately it is us who choose who we are. Last year, I was feeling frumpy, lumpy, overtired, overworked...basically like I had lost complete control of who I had become; complete control of my life. My husband had lost his job and we had to relocate.It would have been hard on anyone. Life was difficult but I was letting it beat me. I hated that feeling. It was shameful. It was frustrating, then I realized..hold on lady, YOU let this happen.YOU have got to change it! So, I put on my big girl panties( and my yoga pants to actually workout) and I jumped into my life. I started taking control of what I ate, when I exercised, what I wore, what I did, how I looked, how I reacted to life, how  I interacted with people and it changed me. I began to be who I wanted to be. It made me realize I didn't have to be all those things I didn't like about myself. But as long as I thought I was all those things and did nothing but feel bad about it...I stayed stagnant. I dug deeper into being who I didn't want to be. Then I made sacrifices and my whole mentality changed. My life changed.

Of course, my husband lost his job again ( but has since found work but with loads of traveling) and things have been spiraling out of control again this summer. Here I am telling you,once again, I am putting on my big girl panties and I am changing who I think I am because I want to get out of my rut. Nothing defines who I am except me. I am beautiful, intelligent, witty, a great mother and wife, a great friend, healthy, successful, strong willed, fantastically talented writer..that's who I say I am. Who are you? Remember ..You are who you think you are so set your expectations high. Be the change you want to see in the world! Know NO boundaries!Link up and share what you think YOU are!

9 comments:

  1. It's funny that you write this now. I am once again allowing the dream for my life back into my life. In the meantime, I really need to get cracking and finish my novel. Just because it is thisclose to being done. And I think we can do and be more than one thing. Although, once my dream really grabs hold of me, not so sure about that b/c I think it will be consuming.

    Anyway, talking about you and staying focused and the things that you said. It all made me think of a book that I love called ASK AND IT IS GIVEN by Esther and Jerry Hicks. Your best bet for buying it is Amazon.com. I have it on CD because I like to listen to it. Or I did, when I was driving a lot. I probably should start listening again, come to think of it. If you get the CDs, make sure to get parts one and two. If you get the book, it's all in one. The "you are what you think you are" principle is truer than you maybe even know. I think of that book as the how to make your dreams come true book. So, take that for what it's worth.

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  2. I'm new here! Would love you to come visit me too :)

    http://www.trying2staycalm.com/

    Have a great weekend!

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  3. Synchronicity! That's what it is. The topic of the last blogger I visited and yours is similar. It's the pep talk I need to climb back out of my comfortable hole and start dreaming and reaching again. Thanks for dropping by my blog earlier. Hope you get your 1,000 by your birthday. :-)

    Su-sieee! Mac
    This and That. Here and There. Now, Sometimes Then.

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  4. Following you from my blog hop. Hope you follow back if you haven't already! :)

    Kerin
    hergoodintentions.blogspot.com

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  5. By the way my birthday is Sept 18th :)

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  6. We are following you back. Thanks for the follow! Good Luck on your Goal, and Have a Wonderful Holiday Weekend.

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  7. Thanks for the follow! I'm following back! :) And I hope that you reach your goal of 1000!!

    -Jessica
    And Then There Were 4...
    http://giveawaysandlife.blogspot.com/

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  8. What cute little girls you have!

    I found you through the Weekend Winddown blog hop! Have a great Labor Day weekend!

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  9. Hi,

    Thanks for coming by and following. Im already a follower of your blog. What a great post.Its something I definitly needed to read.

    Good luck with your goal to reach 1000 followers!

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