So I started this blog to get my feelings and thoughts out there in the world and hopefully give me some kind of insight as who I am and what I can become.

So early in this new year, I already feel as though I’ve grown so much as a person just by reading the things I write and getting such great love and support from family and friends.

I have decided to push this thing even further and have invested in a career/life coach program. It’s a month to month program and all done through email. I’m on my 4th day and it’s been a great experience thus far. Getting that email in your inbox with tasks and inspiration all centered around you and what you want your life to be has been awesome. I’m in day 4 and I’ve written down goals for different areas of my life, developed a theme for the year and written down action steps for some of the goals. It’s all preparation for when the time comes to put all my thoughts and ideas into actions and making it happen. I seriously can’t wait!!

This self discovery journey is something I really should’ve done a long time ago, but it was either not the right time in life, wrong mindset, or just not ready to make a change. Everything happens for a reason and timing is everything. I’m now believing in that more than ever. At first I kept telling myself that I waited too long, I’m way behind on my goal, or that I’m just too old to start a new change. That’s just fear talking. Fear can be detrimental.

My 2 biggest goals this year is to lose weight and find the career that’ll make me the happiest. I’m hoping that if I put my goal out there for people to see, I’m accountable for it even more 🙂

Now I know losing weight is a very common goal for a lot of people, but with 6 wedding this year including my sisters, I need to get on the ball on that one. I can say that I’ve been on a solid path with joining weight watchers and exercising 4-5 times a week. I know it’s working because I’m starving…

In regards to my second goal, I’m on my way to that as well. I don’t know when it’ll happen, but I have a feeling through this process with a coach that I’ll wake up one day and say to myself “yes, this is what I’m supposed to be doing”. How cool is that? I can’t wait for that day. I have a mental picture of a girl sitting up on her bed with long-sleeved pajamas and stretching her arms up as the sun peeps in through the window. That will not be me. I’ll be hitting to snooze button and I’ll have that moment as I’m drinking my coffee…

I thought about some themes that would work for me this year (creative freedom was a close second). However, one that came up with that really resonated with me. My personal theme for this year is BUTTERFLIES. That’s the feeling I want for this year. Butterflies about this journey. Butterflies about my career. Butterflies about my life and the people in it.

(Vanessa you can’t steal it just because you like butterflies).

I end with a quote from Sex and The City that I’ve always loved:

“Some people are settling down, some people are settling and some people refuse to settle for anything less than butterflies.”