Ive always loved the story of the phoenix! I want to be able to rise from the ashes of whatever life throws my way. It's a symbol of strength and endurance that inspires and challenges me! Every family has their strengths and weaknesses but something that my parents did so completely right was teach us that life isn't easy, worth it, but not easy!
I was mowing lawns at 11, babysitting at 13, earning ANYTHING I wanted that wasn't a need. I learned to work hard, I learned to fail, I learned to get back up and try again. At 15, they dual enrolled me at the local community college and I had to level up! I was now trying to keep up in school with adults and my focus shifted along with that. I've experienced more than my share of failures and I am so very grateful for that! I think one of the most important lessons a person can learn is that failure is a tool. It's a necessary stepping stone to move you forward! Too many people fear it and avoid it, never seeing its the path to their success! In fact, it's the only way we grow.
Growth is what makes life exciting! Nothing feels better than a promotion you EARNED or the deep commitment and love of a relationship that is RESTORED, or a goal that you CRUSHED. Those things don't happen without growth. Growth doesn't come without struggle. It doesn't come without the refining fire of life burning away what needs to change.
Some look at the fire and, out of fear, decide it's not worth it, never truly understand what's waiting on the other side. Others catch the vision and step into the flames, willing to go through the pain of self discovery to gain it. Those are the ones that understand the pain of staying the same is in the end is GREATER than the pain of transforming.
SO, today if you are standing at the crossroads, don't be afraid! The flames are there only to burn away the things that are holding you back. Step into growth and rise from the ashes!
"And Aubrey was her name. A not so very ordinary girl or name."(Or so says David Gates ;) I'm a wife to Phillip, a mother to Scarlett and Juliet. We live in the beautiful city of Thornton, Co. I'm a recovering red bull addict. I love to read. I hate to cook. I seek to be inspired and also to inspire others. I am a Beachbody Coach on a quest to be truly healthy mind, soul, and body and challenge others to do the same.