I wrote the post below a year ago - before my husband quit his job; before we gave up our apartment to go on the adventure that took me a decade to make reality; before we up and moved our whole lives to Denver, hoping to put down roots in a place that costs a little bit less and is sunny (quite) a bit more. All of this change, and I am still disappointed and judging myself for not pulling regular blog posts off as well.
While I know challenging myself to leave my comfort zone is necessary to grow, doing it in a way that makes me feel small or incapable or too late to the party isn't going to help me move forward. To do that requires putting aside what I've taken to calling the "inputs," the newsletters, the video trainings, the advice, the blogs, the books (yes some of us do still enjoy paper things!), and taking actual, real-world, high-value action. In other words, just start (even if that means you're starting all over again). Well said, Big Rach of 2013:
Just start. Sometimes that’s all it comes down to. Whether it’s a new diet or way of eating, a new gym, or a new business or job search, you often spend loads of time planning and researching and consulting, with your friends, your mom, your Uncle Dave. But in reality, its all a bunch of hemming and hawing which you do to put off the one thing that is actually guaranteed to increase the likelihood of success for your new venture. Just starting.
For many of us, it is perfectionism. We want things to be awesomely awesome right out of the gate so badly we scare ourselves off of starting. So you go back to hemming and hawing until you dig yourself into a nice, deep rut. Meanwhile, the world knows nothing of the drama that has played out in your thoughts over and over.
As my lovely friend and fellow health coach, Katarina would tell you, it’s all in your head until you take action.
That is what you must do to continue moving forward in your journey. And that’s what I am doing today as my head and my heart are overflowing with ideas, inspiration, tips, shortcuts, recipes and more from my own wellness journey which I am so excited (and lets be honest, also a bit scared) to share with you.