"If your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough."
Lots of plans, lots of changes. I feel like my life is going through a bit of transitional phase.
While my goals and what I want from life haven't particularly changed, nor the way I live - doing only what I love and what pushes me towards what I'm passionate about - I've found that in the last few months, weeks even, my aspirations are starting to take a more particular shape.
And its scary. The goals I'm setting are daunting AF! They're huge and intimidating and I am so, so excited about them. I get this burning, tingling feeling in my chest just thinking about it! And that's how I know I've found my fire and I'm on the right track.
I want to do SO MUCH!
I want to inspire people to be their best selves, I want to be a coach, create a brand, design a clothing line, push my physique to it's potential, grow a business that ignites this feeling in others... I want to make a difference!
I'm still working out how all these diverse objectives will interplay, but I'm not giving up on any of them... and they're finally starting to combine into a single objective - possibly from sheer force of will!
I think part of this clarity I'm gaining is due in part to the people I've surrounded myself with... the whole "your vibe attracts your tribe" thing is definitely ringing true for me. Since moving into the fitness industry and fully putting myself in a place where I can do what I'm passionate about, I've found I've started to attract like-minded people who are helping push me to my potential.
Coaches, friends, family and colleagues have continually supported and inspired.
My life/business coach Danielle has helped me define my personal values and to work out what is truly important to me. She's pushed me to discover exactly how I want to impact those around me.
My PT Ross has helped me revolutionise my training. I'm stronger than I've ever been, I'm crushing challenges that I thought would take three times as long to achieve (100kg deadlifts, chin ups, monkey bars and more) giving me such a sense of accomplishment. Not to mention helping me be in the best shape of my life!
My colleagues at FF have taught me so much about business strategy, leadership and managing professional relationships. They've helped me immensely in my professional growth and have been unbelievably supportive as I take steps towards new, larger objectives.
While my family doesn't always know exactly what I'm doing - fashion design, personal training, marketing, illustrating and being a receptionist - their trust in me and my choices means the world.
I've even found a partner-in-crime who I have so much in common with... a fellow gym-junkie who shares my motivation for fitness, work, creativity, the outdoors and avocados. Equally ambitious and superiorly generous.
Every day Matt inspires me with his incredible dedication and unwavering kindness, it's the biggest motivation to be the best version of myself. Whether it's meal prepping for Whole30, spotting me for a bench press PB, encouraging me on a run, talking about our business ideas or bringing me food when I'm hangry, it feels amazing to know someone's got my back.
Knowing I've got this amazing community around me, and looking back at what I've already accomplished in the last few years, I know I'm in the best place I can be to tackle what's coming... and I'm so excited for the months to come.
So many BIG things.
I've just finished uni for the trimester, we've got ten days of Whole30 to go, I'm getting stuck into my PT certificates, I've got tickets to Europe (first real holiday in YEARS), an awesome internship lined up, a new career pathway taking shape and the possibility of a fitness comp next year.
So yes my dreams scare the shit out of me, and it's the first time they really have. It's a lot.
It's a lot of goals and a lot of challenges.
Bring. It. On.