It's been a while since I mentioned My Me Journey, or gave an update about it. So I decided to go back and read all of my old posts about it and see where I began and where I am now. I can't believe that since I made the conscious decision to become the woman I've always dreamed of being, that I've actually been able to make such progress. It's incredible. I am inspired by it. And it shows me that everything and anything is possible.
When I wrote this post - oh my goodness - I was collapsed in tears. I remember being scared to actually press 'publish post', but laying it all down and being honest about everything was probably the best thing I could have ever done. I remember how real it felt to finally have my thoughts become tangible, measurable goals and although I was completely overwhelmed by the journey ahead, and frankly, not sure if I could make it happen, I was still excited by the possibility.
Though I know that I've still got a ways to go, throughout the past year and 3 months, I have lost 30 pounds (mostly due to changing the way I eat). I have become hooked on yoga and committed to practicing it for the rest of my life. I have become engaged to the most amazing man. I have been able to genuinely celebrate his successes (before I would get almost jealous). I have started making my own dreams become a reality. I have put myself out there and taken huge chances more times than I can even count and have reaped the rewards from doing so. I have made incredible, life-long friends (many of whom I met because of blogging!). I have re-dedicated myself to my health and my life. I have figured out a vision and a road map for the future. And most importantly, I have smiled, like REALLY smiled, a lot.
The funny thing about this journey I set out on was that in the beginning, I thought there would be an endpoint. But along the way, I realized that actually, this is never ending. And how freakin' awesome is that? Seriously...we are always on the path of evolving and growing and learning and we can always be whoever we want. The key is to look inside of your self, and figure out what the hell you want out of this crazy, beautiful life, and then to set about making it happen.
photo of some $3 snap dragons I picked up at my local grocery store!