September 15th, 2016
I was fortunate to stumble upon things I was passionate about young, things I had skill for and parents that supported me emotionally and, when they could, financially. I dual enrolled while I was in high school and had a photography degree at 17. I started a business, I became a buyer, I traveled. From the outside, my life seemed pretty great and it was, but fear has always had a hold on me. If I wasn't a "natural" at something I pulled back. I didn't often do things I knew I wouldn't be great at, and let me tell you, the times I did ended up being the most amazing life experiences that I have had to date!
I took a drawing class as an elective and I felt so sick walking into that class, I thought I would puke, but I survived! I was surrounded by crazy talented people that loved what they did and were ecstatic that I wanted to learn! I didn't create any physical masterpieces but I added to the masterpiece that is my self. I was transformed in that class and my idea of what I could accomplish became much wider.
However, no matter how many single experiences that I had like that one, fear still reigned. What people thought and failing publicly has hindered me a lot in my life. In the last couple years, I have decided to bust that wide open! To live for me, to have the experiences that I want to have, to build a life that I am proud of and that means failing!
It means that I try lots of things that I am not good at, it means valuing the life experience more than my reputation, it means living an open and vulnerable life and in the process encouraging other people to do the same.
Friends, I will be under construction until I breathe my last breath! We all should be. But with construction come delays. I spent 4 years in a funk that I couldn't seem to wrap my head around, but when the clarity came, I ran with it.
Be active in your life. Be looking for answers. Be willing to try new things. Be willing to try old things. Instead of quitting, let delays fuel your determination. Break up with fear!
When you start listing reasons why you want to do something, NEVER let other people's opinions be a factor. I'm only in my 30's but I can tell you this, I deeply regret every moment I said no to my life because of popular opinion or other fear based reasons.
We can sit around feeling envious of other people's lives or we can dive into creating our own! When it comes to feeling envy, we often credit it to finances or circumstances but in reality what we ALL want is to find our purpose and to feel passionate about how we are spending our time. Take your eyes off the byproducts. Before you get there, you have to find your purpose, which means self discovery! Get to know YOU and what makes you tick. What makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning to WORK?! Get excited about your potential and the construction becomes exciting and the delays become a fascinating challenge!
The successful people you admire aren't more gifted than you, they simply live their lives outside of their comfort zones! It all comes down to this: Do you want to shine or do you want to be comfortable?
If you are ready for change, let's chat! I would love to share more of my story with you! My decision to coach was where this change started for me and if you are feeling that draw, wondering if you might be able to do this, and feeling too fearful to ask your questions, this is your sign! ( literally and figuratively! 😉) Stop waiting and start discovering! #shine
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"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.