I have been working very hard at developing materials and have compiled information for my Possible Selves Workbook. As a result, I have been thinking about where I have been, what I have done, where I am today, and where I want to be. WHO I want to be. And you know what? I want to be me. My life has not been full of incredible moments and accomplishments. But my life hasn’t been all that bad, either. And I love my mission. I love the individuals I interact with every day. I am thankful for the relationships and for the AMAZING individuals who are in my life, have been in my life, and those who have yet to be in my life.
I am devoted to always bettering myself – ultimately for the betterment of others. It is my hope that my love and humility shine for the betterment of this world. I am passionate about health, fitness, and wellness because I have lived on both sides – ‘healthy’ and ‘unhealthy’ and I know how much better LIFE is on the healthy side. I have taken risks to build my foundation in education and experience. And I am forever thankful that I took those risks because I would not change my experiences for anything!
What defines me?
SINCERE. I am sincere at heart, thoughtful, genuine, and compassionate.
FAITHFUL. Loyal, committed, and trustworthy – and I expect the same in return.
GOAL SETTER. Achiever, accomplished, and driven. My sights are focused on what I want and my goals help me define my path.
COMPETENT. Able, willing to put forth effort, and possess the know-how.
ORGANIZED. I like order, systems, and structure. If it is not there, I will make it – whether it makes sense to you or not!
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That bad a$$ chick
I know I have a presence about me. In the past, have been labeled ‘bad a$$ chick’ at the gym. My very first lifting partner will tell you that it took two years before I would make any conversation in the weightroom. I have heard that I am intimidating and unapproachable – to women and men alike. Women who do not take the opportunity to get to know me perceive me as threatening – when my heart is one of the kindest I know! As a friend, I will be the first to be honest with you and I can sometimes be too blunt…
Perceptions of who I am
I come across old photos now and again and it’s a reality check. There are days I feel out of shape and weak. Really??? Let’s rewind ten years and then maybe I could talk about being out of shape. There are days when I feel like I can do ANYTHING. But most days, I just am. I am just me. I am not superwoman. I am not infallible.
In the last few years, I have heard many things, others’ comments of who and what I am linger in my mind. Here are a few that come to mind:
- You sound like a walrus.
- You are wearing makeup; I thought you were someone else.
- You are a vicious b___.
- You are really skinny – and that’s a compliment (from the mouth of a child).
- You have taught me that you don’t have to be thin to be attractive.
- Those shoes don’t look like you.
- It’s inspiring to see a woman who’s not afraid to wear muscle.
- You look great – you look GIRLY!!
Who am I? I am not 100% sure. I wish that I saw myself the way that others see me. How is it I only see the flaws and others see so much more? I do know for certain that I am not superwoman, but I am strong and I work hard. Physically. Mentally. Emotionally.
SO, I’m reflecting. And refueling. And I encourage others to reflect and refuel as well!
Who are you,
who do you want to be,
and what are you doing to get there?