It’s amazing what a difference a day can make.
Last night, I was sitting on my couch and ashamedly writing about my food issues. As a blogger, I share a lot about myself… about the silly things I do, about what I eat, but it’s different when you start sharing how you feel. That’s when you feel a completely exposed to your readership.
You start thinking… oh wait, that one co-worker reads my blog, will they judge me? Or, OMG… my hundreds of Facebook friends have access to this thing. Is it too personal to share?
Then, reality hit me. I’m not telling you anything you don’t know already. And, if you’ve read my blog up until now and still come back, I owe it to you share what I’m going through.
So… I gave you a BIG HEAPING SERVING of “I’ve got food issues” last night. Here’s the COOLEST part: You guys gave me a TON of support! Wow… I couldn’t even believe the comments that came in today. I love that I have my own cheering section rooting me on (maybe with some pom poms to match the chevron and the yoga girl above??) and I love that several of you offered your tips.
To me, that’s what blogging’s about, it’s about sharing my truth with you… so that maybe you can solve your challenges sooner, so you don’t have to struggle with it as long as I have. And, somewhere along the way, it’s about me figuring this thing out. So, it doesn’t always show up in a pretty package, but the truth always shows up and we work through it together. And, frankly… that’s what makes it awesome
There’s another thing that I think is AWESOME (PS – if it weren’t disruptive, I’d make that word’s font HUGE to make it reflective of how awesome it is!) Here’s what’s awesome: Once I write about something, I gain strength! Yes, STRENGTH!!!
Today sucked. Seriously, it completely blew big chunks. To make matters worse, I wanted bad food. I craved (emotionally) chocolate, but I didn’t eat ANY. I also survived the day and went straight to the gym! Knowing that I have to work out to lose that last 10, I planned to be on the treadmill tonight…. but I didn’t plan on doing running intervals. Oh, but I did!
Since I wrote that post, I’ve expected good things…. and it’s been delivered. It’s amazing what you can create when you put your mind to it!
Tonight after my very happy workout at the gym, I got home to find something on Facebook that I just love. Very seldom do I read something that’s just me. That’s the essence of what I believe. That screams my name at first glance. Tonight I found something that is just that.
I share a lot with you guys already, so I think I’ll give you one more glimpse into who I am. This quote sums up everything I believe in life.
My approach to change. My opinion on PEOPLE. While I seem to be super-duper single, I love its approach to finding the person you dream of… and passion, we need to talk about passion more. How often does someone take a moment to ask you what you’re passionate about? How often do I ask people about theirs?
This could very easily be the Kelly Manifesto. Oh wait, I think it just happened. Officially, it’s the Holstee Manifesto, but I think it just became a part of my life.
Wait… you can’t read it? You want a closer look. Here you go.
I’m immensely motivated… highly encouraged… and ready to conquer the world (including those last 10 lbs which seem so tiny right now.)
Thank you to all of you who contributed to my strength today. We did it. And, thank you to all of you who let me share with you my passion with you 5 days a week.
And, by all means, please tell me I’m not the only one wildly inspired by this manifesto??