It's been one year since I started writing this blog.
By nature, writing is not some thing I am that great at, so I wasn't sure how this little experiment was going to unfold. Some days were better than others and once in a while the ideas would flow and before I knew it I had composed something I felt was truly worth reading. Other times I sat in my office and stared at everything but the computer screen because I had no idea what to write. It seems everyone has a blog and I wondered what made mine worth reading? Why should you give up a few minutes of your day that could be spent doing a million other things instead of reading about the doings of some person in a random little town in Northwest Montana?
A year later I think I can at least take a crack at answering that. What I have to say matters because I believe all life is valuable and I have amazing things to share and learn by interacting with you. You add meaning to my life and, in turn, many of you inspire me to want to inspire you. I feel like I have the authority to talk to you because I am you. Many of us have been on this journey together and I am so appreciative to call you teammates as well as friends. You've been with me through some of the roughest times in my life and you've also helped me celebrate some amazing moments, too. I will not forget that. And some of you have been recent additions to the team and its an honor to have you in my life as we journey together. Others read this to simply see what's going on and I am thankful that you count me worthy of your time.
None of us are in the same place we were a year ago and if I could stress anything to you its this: Do not lose hope, no matter what. If you are happy with your life and how things are going, then be thankful and quick to celebrate. Encourage others and lift them up with you. But if you are not where you want to be or even if you are in some place you never imagined possible, remember that you are amazing and valuable and things can change even if you have no idea how. Life will improve and you can make it out of anything with the right amount of support. We are a community and we are here for you.
The past year has flown by. I have met new people. I have been to new places. I have done new things. All things that 365 days go...I had no idea they were in store for me... and I look forward to the next 365 days and what is coming on the horizon.
BeachBody has been such a positive thing in my life and I enjoy sharing my experience with you. Thanks for tuning in!
I am not a blogger, which is pretty funny considering that you are (hopefully) reading this.
I'm not someone who totes around a notebook to write my inspired ideas at odd times of the day. I've never pulled off the side of the road to publish a thought because the sunset whispered the secret meaning of life to me. I've never woke up in the middle of the night because I just had to share my thoughts with the rest of the universe. No, I am not a blogger.
But I am someone with a story to tell and I think that story is important enough for me to step out of my comfort zone so I can reach as many people as possible. This blog is probably one of a billion blogs flooding and crowding the Internet. It's not unique in the sense that it's rare. I'm not saying anything new or revolutionary or mind-blowingly different than all the other bloggers (which I am NOT, remember!). But I can offer you something no one else can: Me.
This is my story and my journey. What makes it worth writing about is exactly how common it is. I go through the same things you do, give or take a few details. I know how You feel because I am you. I struggle and soar and fret and fail and succeed and triumph just like you. I decided to start this blog because I want you to know that life is worth living well and to the fullest. I haven't always done this but I'm doing it now and I hope you will join me.
But just remember that I'm not a blogger.
Im a 44 year old Mom taking charge of her health and who's passionate about helping you live your healthiest, happiest life.