Saturday, December 31, 2011

Goodbye 2011!

So.... tonight is a night of reflection as we close the year out.  As I think about the last year and I get excited for next year I am overwhelmed and thankful for all of the blessings and adjustments that this year has brought.  As I reflect I can't help but get caught up dreaming about the next year.  I dream about Ava and all the new things that she will do and all the things that she will learn and the experiences that we will have with her.  Thinking of experiences I think about the vacations we will take though the blessing of finding World Ventures and being able to have affordable travel to places we wouldn't have gone without finding this business.  I dream about the friends that will become involved in traveling with us and the experiences and memories we will make and the friendships that will deepen through those experiences.

From experiences, fun, babies and travel I move on to reflect and get excited about the passions I have discovered and to dream about how God will guide me through my growth in my faith and my closeness to Him to fulfill my purpose He has laid out and the passion that He has helped me discover.  I look forward to developing into a leader and I'm so excited to see where my faith takes me in this next year.  I have never been so excited to see the growth God has in store through my excitement and commitment to Him and through what He has laid out.

When I think about passion and purpose and get excited to see what God has in store I can't help but think how far I have come since the birth of Ava.  After she was born life was moving so fast and I got so overwhelmed and bogged down and I felt like I became totally stuck.  Through the ups and downs I didn't feel passionate about anything.  I worked because I had to (don't get me wrong I like my job) and of course I loved my baby and my husband, but I didn't feel that burning fire or passion that got my heart racing or got me  jumping up and down.  About 4 months into being a mom I had pretty much called it quits.  I sat in my doctor's office in tears saying "I just want to quit life" I was tired, and lost, and frustrated, and hormonal, and.... the dreaded word depressed.  Postpartum depression had captured another victim...   On Prozac I went and... I hated it.  I felt stable but I still felt like I was stuck.  I didn't know why and I didn't understand why I was so unhappy.  I had everything I had ever dreamed... except something to be passionate about...

I know many of you have heard about my journey with Advocare since September, but it's more than losing weight.  Since I started filling my body with the nutrition that it needs I have energy and feel amazing.  I now have the energy to get things done that I realized were hanging over my head adding to the frustration and feeling of being stuck.  I have also been able to begin a workout program that I never imagined I would do... Insanity.  It is insane and I have taken my body to places athletically that I never imagined (and it's only day 4).

However..... Advocare has been more of a vehicle to discovering passion and purpose than anything else.  Through realizing how important nutrition is for a person and how much of a difference it can make.  Learning it can take a person that is at a very low point and feeling like they can't do life anymore to a place where they wake up with a smile, work out, enjoy life, and enjoy everything they do.  I have discovered how much of a passion I have to share that with people.  I want people to feel what I feel.  I want to give people more years their life, and more quality to their years.  I want to encourage people and provide them the tools they need to be able to see dreams come true and to do things they never dreamed possible.  I want to give people passion, give people health, give people dreams and share my PURPOSE!!!!

Join me on my journey and learn what cutting edge nutritional supplements can do to help you unlock your dreams and add quality to your life.

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1 comment:

  1. I'm so happy that you have found a lifestyle that fits you so well :) Happy New Year!