How we adapt to those changes, either embrace them and accept them, or spend time mourning or wishing for the old days is one of the things that makes the difference between who we are now, and who we actually become.
As far as I'm concerned, 2011 was a great year. It had some ups and downs, but for the most part, I''m alive, I'm loved and have loved, I've found joy in my life and I hope I've brought a little joy to others along the way.
The road ahead stretches out in front of me and beckons me to a new path. Times are a changing my friends. Some of those changes will be scary, and the word "challenging" won't even hold a candle to what will describe others. However, they are 100% necessary and even if I fall on my face...I'll have this blog, and I'll remember how my heart was filled with hope and my eyes were set high on the stars.
If we shoot for the moon, we'll land in the stars.. yeah.. a bit cheesy mind you.. but I get the point. If you don't really go for it, then you'll never really see where you can end up. In the end, maybe it won't be where you thought, but maybe a higher power will have you right where you are supposed to be, learning what you are supposed to learn and becoming the person that you were meant to be in the end.
I'm ok with life being hard. I'm ok with making sacrifices (as long as it's not my faith, family or friends).
When I think of all the people who have entrusted me with helping to make their own personal goals and dreams come true, it's a little humbling...but I'm ready. I've prepared all my life for this part too. I've been there, done that. It hasn't been an easy road and I think that makes me not just a better person, but a better coach with more perspective. In the end, I can only hope I enrich their lives the way they have already enriched mine with each personality, goal, and belief.
Speaking of one who has made some of my giant leaps of faith possible (of which I have had many, and will undoubtedly have many more).
We've been through a lot.. At times, I wasn't sure if we were going to make it through, but we always have.
You've picked me up, dusted me off and then when I couldn't walk, you carried me the rest of the way.
From the good times, to some of the lowest times when I didn't even remotely believe in myself or my dreams you were always there, reminding me of why I was going to bed early, getting up at the crack of dawn or spending 6 hours on the trainer.
You get me... and I truly don't deserve you... but the main reason I am finally able to have the strength and confidence to do this is because of you. You're my best friend and I love you very much.
Thanks for giving me the courage to take chances and for knowing that no matter what, we are in this together.
As we welcome in 2012 in about twenty minutes, my love is laying on the couch next to me, sick with strep throat. Poor kid... Love isn't always pretty, but we do it, every day..regardless.
Here's to 2012 my friends! Let's see what it will bring! I don't know about you.. but I can't wait!