I would like to thank you for following along with my journey. This blog is important to me. This is “me”. The Facebook page is a different animal. It’s too…temporary. Stuff gets buried in the feed. A post on the page is a lot like fireworks – fun but short-lived. It’s cool for what it is, but the blog is more satisfying. If I find a blog I like, I have easy access to a ton of content. I know some of you have read everything I’ve written, and for that, you have no idea how honored I am. Humbly… ThAnK YoU!!
I want to write today because it’s the first day of a new year, but for the life of me, I don’t have anything profound to say.
I don’t make resolutions. I set goals when they need to be made and then I do a ton of work to get the thing done. To me, every day is a new opportunity to progress. I do need some concrete, measurable goals. I just don’t know what they are going to be yet. Ugh. Frustrating.
But if I had to describe what I think 2014 will be about, I’d say GROWTH.
First, I’d like to work on my marriage. We have a good one, but a relationship is always a work on progress. There are things I’ve promised I would do and I haven’t done yet. I need to fix that. A promise to him is a vow in my heart. I’d like that relationship to grow deeper.
I’m not planning on competing again until 2015. My goal is to look better on stage than I did in June 2013. By better I mean I want it to be such a dramatic difference that I blow my own mind. I need more muscle, I need that muscle to be denser, I need to be leaner, I want to pose better, and have a better routine. I’m willing to invest an entire year working towards those things. I’m going to gather input from new sources. I might even take a dance class. I don’t know why I don’t make specific goals about moving a certain weight on specific exercises (like squat x pounds for y reps). Maybe I need to reflect on that. It might be helpful to me to do that. Now that I type that…I think that would be very helpful to me. I’ll get back to you on that one.
I’m training and coaching a few people. Of course I’d like to grow my business, but there is a limit to how much I can handle while I’m teaching full time. And retirement looks like it is something that won’t happen soon. So I’d like to grow my client base slowly so when I do retire, I’m ready to jump into a new adventure.
I’m always grateful for the new opportunities that come along – opportunities to learn and to share what I’ve learned already. I suspect more of that is coming in the near future.
Not sure what 2014 will bring, but I know I’m happy to be here. Happy to be able to work hard and workout harder.