As I sit here writing this blog, it has prompted me to consider how many times I have kept myself from acting on changing how I feel about myself. Specifically, I am shocked that I have not done more to place myself closer to getting where I’d like to be. Especially when I am 100 % guilty of complaining about, “not having this”, or “too busy to do that”. Many of you may share similar experiences such as my own. You have so many ideas and goals for yourself, but there has always been “something” keeping you from making those same plans come to life.
Creating this blog has been just an idea that I have bounced around in my head for quite some time. I enjoy writing, and hope to one day publish books that will allow me to share my creativity with the world. See, there I go again not speaking my dreams into reality. I WILL have the opportunity of authoring books, speaking of Life, Love & Relationships where I create a place where I remember escaping to from childhood to my present years. I WILL one day build a place where I am able to help families overcome their pain, and begin to improve their relationships, through treating both mental and behavioral concerns.
Recently, I wrote down every dream that I have for myself and paired them with the steps I would need to take to get there. This is one of the reasons why I have developed this space for me to share my passion with the rest of the world…but mainly for me. I needed to prove to myself that I wouldn’t get in my own way anymore. I’m not going to lie, I have worried about the criticism that I will more than likely get from others. If others won’t be able to understand the purpose of my plans, or maybe even point out a few typos. But, what I keep hearing more than anything, is that none of that matters. What do I honestly have to lose? I’m proud to have placed myself in an uncomfortable, yet positive situation. My sister has let me know constantly how proud she is of me for backing up my dreams with some real action. “You did it”, she said, and of course this made me smile :-).
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Of course. The Million Dollar question…
Flash back to high school. My final year of high school had to be the first real moment for me to begin considering, what was next. I know, I know. I appeared to be a late bloomer in the eyes of many. Struggling to figure out how I would earn a decent living after college. College…wait, I hadn’t even picked out a major yet! This is just a glimpse of how I spent the next few years. Unsure, scared, so uninspired to focus on where my life was headed.
Fast forward to present day. I can say with confidence, that I have finally figured it out!! Some background info on me: I’m normally the quiet, play by the rules type of gal. There’s nothing wrong with living by the book. But for me, I needed more. I feel so loved by my sibbies (all 5 of them). Each and every one of them has hinted at my apparent ability to “live on the edge”, try something new”, or be a “free spirit”. I love how they are able to notice such qualities that I wholeheartedly strive for. But-I had to be honest with myself. I haven’t been living to my greatest potential. Up until recently, there hasn’t been a calling in my life’s work where I squealed from excitement. I have that now!
I am 26 years old, and have received my Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I want to dream so big, that questioning my sanity becomes a rite of passage. I will one day have the opportunity to publish books, pertaining to Life, Relationships and Love. I strive to develop a place of my own: a safe haven for treating both the mental and behavioral concerns of individuals, couples, and families.
I am blessed to have my own personal army of supporters in my corner. My family, and my Moon and Stars (for my Game of Thrones fans). He’s been nothing more than patient, encouraging, my friend, and my first blogger critic!
I hope to share my journey with all of you, and inspire others to keep on pushing for more! Thanks for visiting my blog!