There have been a few major shifts that have come about in the first 6 weeks of this year. Granted, some have been gaining momentum, and I had to ride them out to get where I am… so just sit back and get ready to read ’cause I’ve crammed it all in here!
[I know I'm late to the whole New Year thing, but fuck it - It's MY site, and no one gets up me for pesky date issues here.]
It’s rare I make NY resolutions, goals or anything of the sort and it goes to show, that you don’t have to manifest this or that if that feels wanky and untrue to you… but you sure as shit have to be prepared to trust the universe and say YES to what it hands you, if it does!
This one is at the forefront of my mind… so I’ll start here (because, as usual, there are around 17 cylinders firing in my brain, and I only have two sets of fingers).
Before taking off on the unplanned RTW trip, I had been building on my (rather unknown) passion for changing other people’s lives for the better with my (somewhat tough-love) approach to Wellbeing and little writing outlet.
It created an opening for TILCo and the people I met, coached and interviewed through it had such varied definitions of Wellbeing I got overwhelmed, had a personal crisis and kind of ran away… to 13 different countries to be exact…
But those people all had one thing in common –
Wellbeing was a state they wanted to be or liked being, in.
It was halfway through my trip, I realised it was far bigger than me, my haphazard articles, my projects and my few hundred follower-tribe (on Insta pfft I’m not daft enough to think that’s here). NO, I needed to connect with a bigger company, or movement to start making a difference. That gave me a way OUT of focusing on a blog – which I suck at anyway, because I want to be a speaker and I’m waaaaaaayyy funnier in person.
Instead, I started to focus on the changes within myself, how I was impacted, or actively impacted those around me and HOW I could help them, whilst I travelled.
Fast forward to yesterday, and I am sitting at the back of a room FULL of motivated, inspired, healthy, joyous (and rather loud when chatting at the same time) WOMEN. I usually become very uncomfortable in such situations – and also did so then.
One thing was marginally different, these women were helping others, making shit work, their OWN way, for THEMSELVES, it was within the Health & Wellness industry I so badly wanted to expand and immerse myself in AND it wasn’t going to happen unless I dove into that discomfort.
So I said ‘yes’ to begin. Not just as a Wellbeing Consultant for the Healthstyle Emporium (existing exclusively online) but also to change my habits around what I bring into my home (reducing waste, making more sustainable and ecological non-toxic choices) by slowly changing all my products to a safer alternative thanks to Modere.
It means I have an excuse to start throwing my fucks around to people that ACTUALLY NEED and WANT to be in a state of WELLBEING [oh, and I get to trial the stuff and change my own life for the better -win win!]
This means I’ve started the next chapter of my own Wellbeing journey. And as I do, I will document the stages of my progress. Second to that, you’ll see more stuff on my insta/Fb/Twitter, more articles about my backstory, more interviews, more recipes, and the TILCo Trio – body, mind, soul connection I KNOW I need to focus on – so I don’t just click clack away here on my keyboard eating crap, not moving my body, never taking mental time to ‘just breathe’ and not smelling the metaphorical roses/shit, that comes with being a hypocrite.
I'm pretty scared actually. Most people would write they are 'beyond excited' or some other overtly, positive copy-paste dribble, you know would be utter bullshit coming from me.
So, yeah I’m terrified of what I will find on this leg of my Wellbeing journey; the emotional, mental, physical hurdles I’ll come up against, what building a business will teach me, that helping others may reveal my shortcomings, all the personal development I will be going through, (whether or not I’ll beat these f’n CIN3 cells on my cervix), or if I will come out firing- straight into a wall, when I finally detox my body of the toxin build up from the last year!
But on the other hand, I look forward to being on the other side of those fears or fuckups and telling you I’ve made it through. I might even help you do it yourself.
Here is my pledge to be honest, real, true to myself, and ask for you all to hold me accountable to my own journey – ’cause if I can get my shit together – you can too!