It was love at first sight ❤️
I bought it without even trying it on. I had to have it. I had every intention of wearing it that summer. And you know how it is. life happens.
First, it was folded up on top of a shelf in my closet. It was packed there for a long time and I mostly forgot about it. Occasionally I would think about it and contemplate looking at it. It spent a little time on a hanger nestled among other things that I had; things that I used all the time. I actually even stored it under my bed for a couple years. It was easier to forget about it than it was to know it existed but was unusable.
From 1999 until today it was always something that was theoretical.
But not anymore.
Today I wore a dress that I dearly love but have never had the confidence to wear. ( 1. because it never fit properly and 2. because I just was too nervous/afraid to do it ) Today was a culmination of dreams and hopes and a lot of hard work. I am proud of many things in my life and I know that being this excited over wearing a dress might not seem like too big of a deal and actually, it's not the dress at all that is the main point. It's that I was able to fulfill a goal that I had given up on for years.
8 to be exact.
Every now and then I'd dust off the dream and work for it but life would get in the way and eventually I would give up on it.
But not anymore. Today was an amazing day and I looked beautiful and felt amazing and wanted to encourage you that just because some dreams take a while to come true, it doesn't mean they won't.
Disclaimer: I am not rich or privileged.
I have no idea what a silver spoon tastes like and every time I've ended up on third base it was because I worked my butt off in batting practice and not because I was born there. I work hard for what I have and am proud to be part of a company like BeachBody, so it bothers me when people mistakenly or intentionally misrepresent what I do or the motivations behind why they think I do them. So, in your best Dwight Schrute voice, please take some time to read these handy facts and I hope this will answer any questions some of you might have about BeachBody!
Fact: What I do is run a grass roots business and that means I had to invest in it. It takes cash to make cash. Since I don't work for anyone else, I don't get paid if I don't succeed and when I offer others an opportunity to work with me it is because I want them to make money, too. This isn't a secret or anything shady and if I am doing my job as a mentor and coach, then my business will grow because the people working with me will be succeeding, as well.
Fact: There are pyramids but they are on the plains of Giza and not BeachBody. This is a claim that I hear from people who are too lazy to actually think about the accusations they are leveling. It's easy to superimpose geometric shapes over things we don't like or understand but what I do is dependent upon my actions and my hard work and my success is a result of my own blood, sweat, and tears.
Fact: This is not an attempt to con people out of their hard-earned cash. I am not living in some mansion, disconnected from the rest of America, tweeting like an idiot while attempting to lie about blatantly obvious things that anyone with half a brain can discern for themselves. My physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual transformation is available for anyone to see without the aid of a press secretary to spin it for me. I am a work in progress, but anyone that has seen my journey..knows this is legit.
Fact: If you know people that have tried this business and it didn't work its because they didn't work.
Fact: I am a mother, a wife, a daughter, and a sister.- although none of these define me. I wear many hats during the course of a day that require me to react to things and events that are out of my hands. It's chaos, sometimes! But this latest hat I've donned is one I am incredibly proud of. It's the one that says 'Business Owner.' It's the one that I control and it takes effort and sacrifice. Some days it is incredibly demanding and challenging. But it is always rewarding because I am my own boss and CEO and I make the decisions. Decisions that are best for me.
... and the decision I am making right now is to politely sign off so I can start packing for the trip to Punta Cana that I earned!!!!
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****This picture is for those of you that think this doesn't work. Started 20 months ago. Might not be an overnight process for ME...but, its working.
Im a 44 year old Mom taking charge of her health and who's passionate about helping you live your healthiest, happiest life.