Yes you read that right. Believe it or not, we're half way through 2016 and as of today it's officially JUNE! DUN DUN DUNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!
Okay maybe you think I'm being a bit dramatic but seriously guys like WTF how did it become June already!? When my head popped off the pillow this morning I was like "SHIT!" I am not where I wanted or expected to be on June 1st 2016.
On a totally separate note, doesn't this picture make you think about picnics and lazy summer days spent sitting outside under the trees!? It brings me such a youthful sense of blissful calm and happiness. Ahhhhhhhh summer you're finally back!
Don't get me wrong, I've come a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG way from the girl I was even just 6 months ago. In fact I posted a pretty sweet transofrmation post about it over on my FB and IG yesterday that you canc check out - but that's not the point here. Like damn. For someone who preaches seizing the moment and not letting your life pass you by, and taking chances and opportunities, I sure do feel like the past 6 months have flown by and I haven't taken full advantage of all the things I could've done. Despite that, this year has already turned out to be a crazy one!
I still don't blog anywhere near often enough and I know that. I am happy though that I've been blogging more in the past few months than I have in a very ling time! Like since this was a new baby blog and you guys were just getting to know me! I must admit that while April was a great month for me with my blog posts and my mood and energy and well, mostly everything - May was rough.
I don't know if it's because I came off of my Whole 30 in April and everything just went down hill after that, or if it's because I let myself relax a little bit too much for my hubbys birthday and various hangouts with friends but my productivity went kapoot along with my energy and mood.
I mean, I still did stuff for most of the month. But it wasn't anywhere near what I needed to be doing and it all felt kinda forced and uncomfortable and I'm not gonna lie. I didn't really like it.
But hey in life and especially in business we all have to do things that make us uncomfortable and we don't particularly LIKE. That just comes with the territory. I guess the thing it really comes down to is the fact that this business is UBER personal. So if my head isn't in the game or if I'm not functioning at like 1000% then everything suffers. I suffer internally, my team suffers, my nutrition suffers, my productivity and habits suffer, my blogging suffers, my projects suffer, my family suffers etc etc etc.
I'm not trying to paint the picture that my life was shit in May- because it totally wasn't!!! There were some extremely wonderful and amazing highlights, they just also went along with some really low times too. Part of the problem is that I set some really high and really specific goals for myself in May and I didn't hit them.
So, I failed. And that was hard.
It really was hard for me to fail. But I also read this magical book called "Go for NO!" by Richard Fenton & Andrea Waltz and it's literally all about learning that growth and success can only be achieved when we begin to crave failure and learn to fail hard and fail often. I know, it sounds weird. But you've gotta read the book and you'll see what I mean! It's a short book - I read it in one sitting! It helped me a lot but I still didn't full bounce back. And you know once the negativity train starts it's hard to stop it from gaining momentum. By the end of the month I found myself sitting around watching TV all day and dreading having to leave the house for anything or talking to really anyone. I got caught up on all of my shows which is really saying something - PLUS I started another new show on Netflix (The 100 - anyone else watch this!?) and watched the entire series. I mean when I commit to doing nothing and watching TV, I do it HARD.
For any of you who have been following me for awhile or know me well know that I really am capable of binge watching TV from dawn til dusk like it's nothing. I love it. But it's also my biggest addiction that I have to fight and keep under control. When my good habits are in place it's not an issue or a struggle for me. But I occasionally back slide for a week or two and that's what happened here unfortunately.
BUT I gotta say that I'm so happy to be back to feeling like ME again today. AND OMG I literally just got a text from my brother in TX telling us the gender of his wee baby!!!! AHHHHHHH okay I'm not going to announce it here because it's not my business to announce haha but oh wow so exciting! They're due on Halloween of this year!!!!
Sorry - getting back on track now.
In general as I told you guys in April - I plan to blog a lot more. Not always heavy content, and not always super involved posts - but just basic blogging because I just feel like that's what I need to do and hopefully it's adding value to your life in the process. I obviously post on social media ALL the time but I can never full get across what I want to say and honestly most people don't read what I actually write anyway. They just look at the pictures. SO there's that.
I actually have to go teach ballet right now but I just wanted to say HAPPY JUNE and let's own this summer and kick the last six months of this year in the friggin face hole! Take that 2016!!!!!!!!!! Let's do this shit!
xoxo - Harmony