It’s been nearly 2 months since my last blog post. Where oh where has the time gone?! I cannot believe it’s 2016 already – it seems as though the holidays flew right on by. With my show on 10/31 quickly followed by a week-long trip to Mexico, hosting Thanksgiving for my family in my new home, weeks of back to back holiday parties, and Christmas/New Years celebrated in California, it seems like the last two months have been a complete blur.
I guess the old adage is true. Time flies when you’re having fun.
I started this blog nearly one year ago – with the thought of sharing tidbits from my life. Sometimes I wrote about challenges I faced: how to live in the moment, how to be present and content without waiting for tomorrow, and how to stay in shape while traveling. I started a weekly series “The time I tried…” with the intent of pushing myself to try new things – from Orangetheory to Meditating. And then I’d blog about my experience to you all. Around May of last year I embarked upon my journey to compete in my first NPC Bikini Competition – and you all were beyond supportive. I’d post weekly updates and the encouraging words I received from all my readers moved me to tears (that may have also been extreme hunger pains, but I’ll give you credit for most of it!).
And here we are. A new year. A new start. This may be hard for me to say – being the extremely Type-A, goal-oriented individual I am… but this year, my goal is…. to have no goal.
Let me explain.
For as long as I can remember in my nearly 32 years of life, I have always had a goal. It’s just the way my brain works. I like to have a metaphorical carrot dangling in front of me – to guide me, push me, and drive me towards greatness. Over the past 5 years, some of my goals have included:
- Run a 5K
- Join Crossfit
- Be able to do an un-assisted pullup
- Compete in Crossfit
- Travel to a foreign country I’ve never been. Alone.
- Get promoted
- Complete a triathlon
- Take up trail running
- Complete a 15k trail run with girlfriends
- Spend more time alone
- Try meditating
- Become a certified Barre instructor
- Get an actual job teaching Barre classes
- Stop worrying about what will be
- Compete in a bikini fitness competition
- Sell my condo
- Buy a single family home