Happy MONDAY! I have some super exciting news that I just HAVE to share with you! As most of you probably know by now, I have a new(ish) found passion for nutrition. Not conventional nutrition, but real food nutrition. The kind of nutrition that uses food as medicine.
Well, I’ve officially decided I want to make a career out of it. I found the perfect school for me, I signed up, and I start TODAY!! I could not be more excited, nervous, excited (did I say that?) for this new adventure I’m embarking on. This has been a long time coming, about a year to be exact. I was about to sign up twice in the last year and I chickened out both times, making all kinds of excuses.
Excuses like I don’t know enough. My diet isn’t perfect. Who would want to be my client anyway? I don’t have time. What if I’m terrible or I hate it or people don’t trust me, blah, blah, blah. . . Well the truth is, I don’t have it all together. I don’t have the perfect diet or the perfect body to reflect a perfect diet. So maybe people won’t want to be my client for those reasons. And I am scared. Those fears are real. But along with those fears, I have a true belief in myself, and confidence, and passion and excitement and ideas that keep me up at night! So I’m running with it. I’m listening to the good voices and not the negative ones. My hope is that people will be able to look past my imperfections and see the passion and knowledge that I have (and will continue to gain from my schooling), so that I can help them change their lives the way I am changing mine.
I have made enormous changes in my own diet and lifestyle in the last year and a half and I have learned so much about what is good for me and what isn’t. Not only have I seen improvements in my health and my body, but also in my confidence and self esteem. Now I’m taking a huge step and making a career out of it and learning everything I can to be able to not only continue to make changes in my own life, but help others change their lives as well.
All my life I’ve been waiting for that “dream job” to show up. The path has been long and bumpy and crazy at times, but I’ve found it! And I would SO appreciate your support in this journey of mine.
I really want to encourage you to do that thing that’s scaring you. Just do it! Take the necessary steps to take that leap. Stop listening to the negative voices telling you that you can’t, or that you’re not good enough, or smart enough, or strong enough, or wealthy enough, or any other lies! Drown them out with the good ones.
If you need an extra push, I encourage you to watch this Ted Talk by Mel Robbins. I had the opportunity to see her speak at an event 2 years ago and haven’t forgotten the things that she taught me about overcoming fear! And I bet you’ll learn something life-changing from her too.
I don’t think it’s about overcoming our fears, I think it’s just about doing things anyway. The fear just might hang around for awhile, and we’ll just have to learn to do things anyway, right along side it! Until eventually we won’t even notice it anymore. We’ve got this! 🙂