My First Post
Oh, hey there!
Let’s be real. This blog has been ready to go for some time now. Why hasn’t it? I didn’t feel “ready." I felt like I needed to have 20 posts ready to go before I hit send. Where did that get me? It left me without a blog. I felt like whatever I published was going to be the final version so it had to be PERFECT. Because you can’t change or edit a blog or anything like that can you… oh of course not. Then I took the advice I often give clients: GET OVER YOURSELF. JUST DO IT. So hello world. HERE I AM! I am getting over myself and sharing with the world. By world I mean my mom and 5 friends that will read this (Hi mom and 5 friends!)
I’ve thought a lot about why I have not hit “publish” and shared. Here are some of the reasons:
- What are people going to think about this?
- People just aren’t going to get it. Why is she talking about food/life/what the hell is fueling the happy?
- People will critique my ideas, my writing style and of course my grammar (which yes, I realize is rarely correct)
- What if I run out of things to say after a month?
- AHHH being vulnerable is scary.
- Can I even help anyone?
- What if I change my mind about something I said?
- Who even would want to read anything I say.
- There are people already doing what I am doing. I’m late to the party.
This is all of it. I have allowed this to stop me from sharing my blog. I know why. As soon as I share this and go public then I am committing. I am committing to this dream that I have been quietly building for myself. Instead of only sharing with close family, friends and my clients - I am sharing with the world. I am putting myself out for people to judge me/make fun of me/criticize me. But you know what? I am also putting myself out there for people to celebrate me/cheer me on/really connect. I am putting myself out there to help other people, motivate and inspire which is the whole point. By doing this, by sharing this website, I am stopping myself from having one foot in and one out. I am committing.
Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.
Listening to the above advice from William Hutchinson Murray, I am going to BEGIN.
Hi, here I am. My name is Kim and I am on a mission to help women love themselves. I help women tell the voices in their heads that tell them they can’t do something that OF COURSE THEY FUCKING CAN (there will be naughty language on my blog - you are welcome). I want women to take the things that they have always wanted to do - the somedays and help them do it now. Hate you job? want to go to Fiji? want to lose weight? not happy with your friends? How long have you complained about this? What are you doing to change it? It is easier to complain about things than take action. Life is too short to waste it doing something/being around people that do not bring you happiness. I believe in fueling your happy. One of the areas I am most passionate about is food and healthy eating. Health and weight and how you *THINK* you look in a mirror often reflects the value you believe you have in the world. I believe that taking small steps in this area can help you take bigger steps in other areas. Or maybe you don’t have an issue with this and you are just sick of your job, but you have spent to last two years complaining about it to your friends and not taking steps to change something. This is the stuff that excites me. I love helping people create change and encouraging them to move forward.
Are some people going to think what am I doing is nonsense? Sure. Haters gunna hate. I’m here for people that on board with cutting out the BS, getting real and taking real action. This blog is going to be a public space for me to share with you challenges I face, adventures I go in, tons of discussion on food, friendships, fitness, body image, and the ups and downs of everyday life. I’m not going to carefully edit. I am going to say whatever pops into my head (much like being my friend in real life for those of you that know me well). I am not going to apologize for being me. Stay around and come back often if you want to join me. If you want to here about what will be next, sign up here.