7/25/12

What have I been doing?


What have I been doing??


I realize I have no obligations to my blog as to how much I blog or how often. But, I feel so incomplete when I don’t “journal” at least once every 2 days. If it was up to me and more free time, I would blog several times a day since blogging is so relieving to me. For if I couldn’t write (blogs, articles, plan for talks), I think my head would explode with information that I want to share with others. But, because life requires balance, sometimes the blog is the only thing on my mind but the thing that must go when I try to make the most of every day.


So, why the lack of blogging?

Article deadlines. I am so thrilled to see my next two column articles published on Lava Magazine online and Irongirl.com. I think you will enjoy both articles as they both include yummy creations but also some great information that is relevant and applicable. My Lava article is on Zinc and I look forward to your reaction or thoughts as to the approach I took to discussing this immune-boosting mineral. For my Iron Girl article, the theme is Olympics for August so I include two delicious Red-White-Blue inspired creations – fruit kabobs and a smoothie.

Work. It would be obvious to say I am busy but that isn’t a bad thing. Right now the triathlon season is peaking (until October) and I am enjoying helping active bodies cross finishing lines as well as helping fitness enthusiasts create more healthful lifestyles. Certainly, it is a great feeling to know that with lots of hard work,  my business is successful but to define success from a monetary standpoint is not my intent.  For my passion is helping others live a better life and that makes me feel successful.

Speaking of passion…

Where am I now?

I’m attending the Federal Occupation and Workers Compensation Conference in Atlanta Georgia. I arrived via plane on Tuesday evening and I will be heading home on Thursday evening. I was asked to speak several months ago and with lots of prep work behind me, I am thrilled that the talk went beyond smooth. I had a packed room and the audience was engaged. My talks are not boring (to say the least) and they are interactive, passionate and of course, fun. I suppose my lifestyle of active and healthy living helps me educate, motivate and inspire others to take a more balanced approach as to how they want to live their life. For I’m all about improving the quality of life and I don’t believe I need to lecture people in a 90-minute talk about what not to do in order to change lifestyles.

Ever since a young age, my parents encouraged me to pursue my dreams. Whether it was with swimming, school or with life-decisions, my parents have never told me I couldn’t do “it”.

If it wasn’t for my parents and now, the support of Karel, I don’t think I’d be doing what I have dreamed of doing for much of my adult life. I absolutely love public speaking and writing and slowly, my career is evolving. Being able to touch others through my words is the best feeling in the world. 

Ever question your purpose in life? Certainly that’s a deep question but I think it is one we should constantly ask ourselves. Why should waste a body, a mind and a heart to do things we don’t enjoy doing?

I truly believe I was put on this earth to help others. I remember when I was young (like 4 or 5), wanting to help my mom take care of my baby brother (2 years younger than me). In middle school, I volunteered my time at school by helping out with the mentally and physically challenged students. When I was in high school, I would visit nursing homes to play piano for the residents. In college, I was a member of several clubs and organizations, just to get more involved. Now, I have a business that allows me to play an instrumental role in how people are living their lives.

Although this is my blog and my journal, I don’t want this post to just be about me. I appreciate that you read my blog but my hope is that after you read this blog, you will ask yourself “What have I been doing?

Keep this question open to many answers. Have you been making changes to improve overall health? Have you been wasting your time not doing the things that will make a positive impact in your life? Have you been not addressing the areas in your life that will help you reach your goals?

Don’t waste your life. Don’t waste your years. Don’t waste your months. Don’t waste your days. Don’t waste your hours. Get out there so you can firmly answer the question “What have I been doing?

Hopefully your answer will be “I’m making things happen.”