It’s officially 2016!
This is going to be the year of Megan.
I don’t have any resolutions, but I do have GOALS and PLANS.
Recently, I sat down with the intention to write down the things that make my soul HAPPY. Those things were my family, friends, doing good deeds/volunteering, and trying new things. I decided I’m going to make it a priority to incorporate these things into my schedule by committing to having dinner with my family once a month, spend one-on-one time with 2 friends a month, volunteer at least once a month, and do at least 10 things from my “40 Things to do Before I’m 40” list (aka try new things).
I’m also excited because for the first 5 months of the year, I’ll be taking Brené Brown’s Living Brave Semester because I really connect with her work on vulnerability and wholehearted living and it has tremendously helped me so much in the past 8 months that I want to learn more.
On top of that, I’m also going to be starting a blog that I hope can turn into a business, more on that to come, but right now I’m still reading and learning the ropes.
AND IF THAT ISN’T ENOUGH, my biggest goal for this year is going to be my new business. As you know, I’m currently studying for my personal training certification, and right after I will be studying for my health coach certification.
I have big dreams for this new business (name to be revealed when I actually make it a business). I want to help shift the focus from dangerous dieting and grueling exercise to a more holistic healthy lifestyle. My business will be about positivity, self appreciation and loving yourself, being happy, being active, and being healthy. I want to do multiple things with this business:
#1: I want to be a mobile trainer/health coach and specialize in the more overweight clients. I know how intimidating it is to step into a gym, so I want to be able to provide this service so there are no excuses.
#2: I want to have a plus size fitness community (but any BODY is welcome) where all of us can have fun and be active in an inviting environment. This is where I want to host sample fitness classes so people can try them without being in the back of the class. I also want to have walking and hiking groups, maybe even a group that trains for races together. I want to have teams in different sports leagues. I want to host fun, activity days at a park. So many ideas with this!
#3: I want to start an after-school club or a club at the Boys n Girls Club to work with young girls and body image.
#4: I want to come up with a club/program/something to combat childhood obesity and getting kids active again! I have yet to figure out this plan, but it’s on the to-do list.
I don’t expect to get everything for my business done this year, heck, I’m hoping to just get my certifications and some experience in the next 365 days, but the vision will come alive in the near future!
So, as busy as my 2016 looks, it’s full of everything that makes me HAPPY.
For the longest time in my life, I reflected on the Marianne Williamson quote “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are POWERFUL BEYOND MEASURE. It is our LIGHT, not our darkness that most frightens us.” I made the entire quote a wall art in my place. I even wrote a blog post about the quote because it was my life. I know I have what it takes to be something great and I feel it in my soul that I will be “famous” (in the sense that people will know who I am), and it terrified me for the longest time because I was in a place in my head that felt like I didn’t deserve it. I was petrified, literally stalled in life because I was afraid of the greatness I could become.
BUT NO MORE. I am dreaming big and going big and great things will come from my efforts and I am not afraid, I’m EXCITED!
Here’s to a new year, new ambitions, new goals, new outlook, new LIFE!