It’s Sunday, I’m sitting here by the fire (yes, it’s actually a little chilly in LA this morning) and I’m thinking about The Fit Habit. I’m feeling a little bad that I haven’t been around much lately, but that’s by design.
Things are overwhelming in life right now (as I’ve mentioned in the last 6 posts, I know), but it’s important to me that I keep sharing here, if even just once a week. I don’t blog for notoriety (clearly) or even for money (there’s none of that here), but I do blog for connection and expression. I love to express myself in words, and I feel good sharing things that benefit others, if even in some small way.
That’s why my blogs have been more about “how to’s” lately and less about my personal world.
But it’s Sunday, I’m feeling chatty and Jill, Nikki and Lynda have created this sweet virtual coffee date. So I thought I’d join in (since I’m already drinking coffee anyway) and share some insights into my personal life.
If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that I just had one of the most overwhelming but amazing weeks. I launched my company on Thursday and I was blown away by the support and interest I received from friends, family and people I don’t even know who bought my product. It felt so good to get positive reinforcement, especially when I had massive fears that nobody would want it. You know that fear you have that if you have a party, nobody would show up? It’s like that, only more expensive.
Fear averted. Big deep sigh of relief.
If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that I’ve been feeling a little lonesome for my friends lately. I haven’t had time to make social dates with local friends these past few weeks, and I feel disconnected from my good friends in the Bay Area, Toronto and Australia. Distance can be isolating, and while social media has been a big help, I find that Facebook is so frustrating now so I’m not on as much. I have no idea what’s going on with my peeps these days and that makes me kinda sad (I’m in need of some marathon facetime dates).
Fortunately I’ve got a few straight days of hanging out with a dear friend next week who’s goat-sitting (true story). I will post pictures for sure.
I’d tell you if we were having coffee that I’m LOVING being a part of Marie Forleo’s B-School Program this year. This is a 6-week class she does every year and even though it was outrageously expensive (and typically I would NEVER do this) I put my money where my mouth was and decided to invest in myself. So far, it’s been amazing. Not only have I learned so much about online marketing, I’ve also had a mindset shift about the way I approach my business, and how I spend my time. I’ve also connected with so many amazing women, I can barely keep up. So while I miss my old friends, I’m certainly not missing out on meeting new ones. I’m so glad I did this.
And finally, if we were sitting here having coffee right now, I’d say that even though I’m way in over my head with all these things and I haven’t had a night out with the girls in forever, I have to say I’m so grateful for everything I’m going through right now. It’s a huge learning curve, but I love that. It’s a terrifying ride, but I know I’ll be okay and even though it’s a lonely road, it’s also kinda thrilling.
The good news for the blog is that B-School will end this month and I should be done with my personal training certification in May, so I’ll be dialing things up around here then with some pretty cool new stuff.
How was your week? What would you tell me if we were having coffee right now?
PS – I’d also tell you that I watched Wolfs of Wall Street on Friday night. Um, does anyone else think that movie was totally overrated and that the story would have been better told in half the time??? Holy smokes, what an ass-burner!