Welcome to my blog, Live Authentically....Live well
Hey everyone! Long time blog reader first time blog writer. One of my goals for the new year was to get out of my comfort zone and do something new for myself and for my business. So here I am crushing it and killing two birds with one stone, writing my first ever blog! A bit about me...I'm a licensed mental health counselor in Florida, have two crazy kiddos, a loyal pooch, and a man who puts up with me, despite all my quirks!
Thanks for joining me on this journey, along the way I am hopeful you learn some, laugh often, maybe shed a tear, and come to appreciate who you are and what you have to offer this world!
New Year, new me? Or rather new year, same me (just enhanced)
This catchy new slogan of "New year, new me" is something I just can't buy into. I've worked pretty darn hard to be the me that I am, sure there is still room for improvement, but I certainly don't want to discount all the hard work this me has put in. So I prefer to think of this new year as a chance to build-up the current me and offer myself the opportunity for continued growth.
Honoring and accepting myself
It has taken me quite some time to learn how to accept myself. Somedays I rock it out of the park and have all the confidence in the world and think I'm a real badass. Other days, I barely make it out of bed. I've learned a lot of lessons in my 40+ years on this earth, one of the most poignant ones is learning how to be kind to myself and okay with who I a. Now I don't want to say that I am a perfectionist, because if you walk in my home that looks like a tornado just went through it, you will think, "there's no way this chick is a perfectionist." However, I do have very high expectations...not of others, but of myself. I believe I should be able to do certain things and when I can't it impacts me greatly. Through therapy, friendships, unwavering love from family, and self exploration I have learned that, "I am who I am and that is good enough."
We'll see how this blog thing turns out, hopefully others will gain something from it...but if not that's okay, I'll be using it as a means for self-discovery and personal growth anyways! Feel free to leave any comments or questions and I'll catch ya on the flip side (or in my next post).
Live authentically....live well