2012 has already showed me a few things. Namely, God wants to teach me some lessons this year.
I have mentioned a few times before that I consider my greatest weakness my overly type A personality. It can benefit me in some ways by keeping me motivated, hard-working, determined, and passionate. It also undoubtedly hinders me in living life, adding more stress than necessary.
I can easily find myself worked up over the most trivial things. I tend to bury myself in to-do lists. I think I can take on more than I really should handle.
Over recent months, I have put a concentrated effort into turning to God and His will in my life. I want my life to reflect the peace and joy I know I can only find by living with the right priorities. I have had to let go of control and trust more fully at times. I have faced the lessons that perfection doesn’t happen, but making the best of any situation matters most. On countless occasions, I found myself giving up what I thought I wanted in order to go with my gut. Now my gut continues to lead me…to simplicity.
Jolene recently wrote an amazing post on her thoughts in seeking simplicity. I say a big ditto to all she shared.
I want more simplicity. I want, no…need, to take off some of the load I have given myself and streamline some things in my life. I must care for myself mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically.
I must find more simplicity in living.
Out of my desire to scale back and realign my priorities, there will be a shift in my blogging and personal training work. For the blog side of things? There is no plan nor pressure, so I don’t need to tell you all about that. I’ll post when I post, even if more infrequent.
However, I do need to give a formal announcement in regards to the training I offer.
Things have been going very well with the online training. I still love it. I still plan to do it. However, I also want to give each client the individual attention and care deserved. I can’t keep taking on new clients one after the other. I feel a bit odd having to do this, but I have instituted a wait list. This will allow me to focus more fully on my training participants. I know this could hinder some people from choosing to work with me, but I feel it best for both myself and everyone who signs up. For more information (if you’re interested), feel free to visit my services page which will take you a questionnaire to enter the queue.
In sum, simplicity is good for our lives. Don’t fear making changes to find it in your life any way possible.
And I will still be doing my passion of helping bring fitness to others in a fun, realistic, achievable manner through my training programs AND Best Body Bootcamp later this summer.