This picture came from one of my favorite FaceBook pages “Bruised But Not Broken” and reposted with permission.
Tomorrow will be the first chapter of my story and I am so excited and nervous to share with you all. There are millions of transformation stories out there, but hopefully since you know ME, you might find something you can relate to and take away that can work for you if you need to change something in your life. I have put off writing it because SO many people do and why should mine matter? But you know what, it does. It matters because you all have been with me through the whole process.
This quote says it all to me. Transformation is NOT sweet and bright, at least for me it hasn’t been. It has been very dark and painful, because before you can change something, you have to challenge it and understand its role in keeping you down. I will tell you: It’s scary as hell to dive in head first and make the TOUGH painful decisions that have to be made. I had to remove toxic relationships from my life even though everyone felt like they should tell me how wrong I was for that. I had to accept my depression, acknowledge that I couldn’t fight those demons alone and get the help I needed so that I could grow. I think this is why most people never start.
Who among us WANTS to turn our lives inside out, really figuring out what it is that holds us back? We talk about wanting to do this but making ourselves go through the actual process SUCKS. But in order to affect positive change in our lives, we have to face the painful truths, the harsh realities, and accept ownership of the things we constantly do to sabotage ourselves. Yes, most of your current situation that you’re unhappy with is actually your own fault. (This was me talking to me).
The hardest part is the start – we can think about it, talk about it, stress over it… and that can paralyze us. It did me for YEARS – I couldn’t decide which way was up, which way was out of the darkness. So I have a homework assignment for you – you might not need to do a dramatic weight loss/wellness type of transformation, but maybe there is something you are dying to change. Figure out what that is and what is stopping you. Then come with me while I continue working on me, and we’ll figure out HOW TO GET YOU THERE!