Are you chasing someone else’s dream?
I’ve been writing all about my goals and plans, and this past week I realized that I am not being true to myself.
In all the planning I’ve done, I have been chasing someone else’s dream. I get all these emails from people living “laptop lifestyles,” leading classes and trainings and selling products poolside from some tropical island with a margarita in hand. Making six or seven figures, naturally. I worked through the Biz planner and another Design Your Year planner and came up with grand plans for making this my best year yet. Just yesterday I received the mug in the photo that I had made to keep myself motivated. yes! If I work hard enough and if I am motivated and smart enough I will be able to quit my job and jet set around the world with more money than God!
But last week I was informed that my adrenals are shot, affecting my hormones and thyroid. I am under so much stress. I get up at 4:30 and work on my side business, work my regular job (which I love) from 7-4 and then squeeze in an exercise session before spending a few more hours on the side business. I asked myself yesterday, why am I doing this? I love my job. We don’t need the money. Why, then, do I feel guilty if I watch TV with my husband instead of edit a video or write or work on building my social media footprint?
I realized that I lost track of my why. I do what I do because I want to help people eat well and not go through the stress of yo yo dieting like I did. I’m not doing it to escape a horrid job or make millions of dollars. I get to travel for my real job. Acknowledging this doesn’t make me a quitter. It’s OK to scale back or extend my timeline. MY shining year might look different from someone else’s and that’s OK.
So why am I writing this? Just in case someone else is struggling with this too, on a hamster wheel of their own making. Follow YOUR dream. Be good to yourselves.
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What that means for Wholistic Woman is that I’m going to focus on writing. I LOVE writing, and I’ve been so caught up in the “business” side of things that I haven’t been able to do much of it. Expect more posts in the near future.
I have a big fat zero for mileage for last week. I developed a chest cold that’s been going around and I’m doing my best to rest. It’s funny how the universe decides when it’s time to rest! My husband says I should run through it but I’m listening to my gut and waiting until this week, and I’ll take it easy. If all goes well, here’s the plan:
Monday: Run 3, yoga
Wednesday: Run 5, strength
Thursday: Run 3
Saturday: Run 10
This Week’s Menu Plan
Monday: Sweet & Spicy Thai Pizza
Wednesday: Moroccan Beef, Chickpea & Sweet Potato Stew