I’m sorry for being so MIA this week! I thought that it was only right to fill you guys in on why I wasn’t very present on here. I had new content to share, but I honestly didn’t have the time to put it all together and get it published. I needed to take some time away from the blog to focus on a huge personal goal that I had a deadline to achieve. [The deadline was yesterday] It’s something that I was struggling with a lot at the beginning of the week.
I literally didn’t leave the house for two days straight and I didn’t even do my workouts this week! That made me really cranky lol. I blame my procrastinating self, but I got it done and can breathe again. Now it’s time to play catch up. I am going to share more on that next week when I can take a photo that truly represents the accomplishment, but if you saw my insta stories last night then you already know what I achieved. 😉 It’s a pretty big deal for me and I can’t wait to share more!
Instead of writing about the success of this week, Im going to touch on the set backs a little bit. Those set backs made the success that much sweeter! This week served as an amazing reminder for me that I can truly do anything that I set my mind and heart on. There were a few moments of weakness where I questioned whether or not I could make it happen. I
honestly thought of giving up at one point and literally said out loud to myself, “I can’t do this!” Ugh. I hate the word can’t. I could sense the “old Naty mentality” trying to creep it’s way back in. This goal of mine was taking me out of my comfort zone, so of course it was making me uncomfortable. I felt frustrated and defeated. I admit I allowed myself to feel this way for a few hours until I pushed through and SHUT. IT. DOWN. I had to remind myself who I am, what I want out of my life and that quitting is never an option. I had come way too far to back down now.
I think we sometimes need to give ourselves these little pep talks. I’ve said many times that our minds are so very powerful and I really can’t stress this enough. One little negative thought can have such a huge impact and more often than not, it develops into more
negative thoughts. I’m very thankful that I’ve gotten a much better handle on this because I refuse to allow any type of negativity to dictate my life. I am capable and I will repeat this as much as necessary. Once I shook all of that off, the game changed. It’s almost as if I had rediscovered my own light in that moment. I felt a newfound sense of motivation and
encouragement that I needed to finish the goal. Those thoughts of “I can’t” quickly
transformed into thoughts of “I’ve got this.” I tried my best and it was enough. And guess what? It really was not as challenging as I was making it out to be. I just had to believe in myself a little bit more, so that’s exactly what I did.
Switching gears, I just have to say a huge thank you to everyone for your amazing
messages and feedback from my post last Friday. I was honestly blown away by the response that I got on here and on social media, so I definitely plan to expand on this topic a bit more. In this industry, I am sometimes referred to as a digital influencer. Honestly, I am not quite sure how I feel about that term, but I do know this. If I am going to be seen as an influencer in any capacity, then I am going to do my best to make sure that my influence is always a positive, motivating and inspiring one. I don’t want my influence to just be about the clothes that I wear or the beauty products that I use. I don’t want it to be about the numbers or the events that I attend. I want it to be about chasing your dreams and living life as the best version of yourself. I want it to show others that if I can do it, so can you. It’s always going to give you a glimpse into the set backs and struggles, not just the success because that’s what life is truly about. It’s not always perfect or curated and it goes much deeper than the exterior. I love knowing that you all respect and appreciate my transparency. It took me awhile to get here, but I’m happy that I made it. I hope you continue on the journey with me. 💛