Transform Your Life Project #16


Spring is the season of change and what a Beautiful spring this has been!  Last week I was feeling sick and out of it even though we had gorgeous, sunny weather.  I think some big changes are on the horizon for me.  

I am ready to set bigger goals for myself and to step outside my little comfort zone.  I think that a career change is in my near future.  I have really loved teaching, coaching, and working in the swimming and health industry.  It has kept me employed for the past 11 years and has helped me grow in confidence and as a person.  

There was a point where I thought that I would always coach swim team and that no matter how busy I got; I would always make time to coach at the end of the day.  Then one day in my 3rd year of coaching I observed that it is not kind to family life because you coach during dinner time and you spend your entire weekend at swim meets.  I loved that life, but I have also discovered how essential it is to have some down time to recuperate and regenerate.   

Lately I have been feeling like I barely make enough to support myself and it almost doesn’t feel worth all the time and energy I spend everyday.  I got to thinking about all the ways that my time and energy could be better spent.  I have been feeling straight worn-out and over the weekend I even considered working just two more weeks.  I met with my boss to discuss the matter and he suggested that I spend some time to think about it before making the decision.  I decided that I am going to stick it out through the end of the school year.  I made the commitment and I want to follow through.  So that is just what I am going to do.  

I really had a wonderful weekend with my boyfriend.  We cleaned out and reorganized our green house and his father made us a raised bed!  I absolute LOVE our garden and cannot wait to watch it grow!  ❤ 

My mantra these next two months is going to be, “Stick with it.”  One thing that I have learned about myself is that once I find something that I want to focus on, I am pretty quick to cut ties with past things that will not help me reach that goal and I think that sometimes in the past I might have cut some ties prematurely…  While I held on to other ones for far too long.  I just want to stick with this and see it through no matter how hectic life gets and how tired I am.  

Another thing that I have found myself doing is I will have to pause other tasks so that I can put all of my energy into one task.  While it is good to be able to do this, I don’t think it is realistic.  I cannot put the rest of my life on pause just to make one deadline.  I want to be able to balance everything and it is something that I need to work on.  It has been hard for me to work on my homework during the weekend when Christopher comes home because I just want to spend all of my time with him, but the weekend is really the only time I have to do my homework without having to stay up super late during the week.  This whole balancing thing sure is challenging, but I won’t give up.

When I came home from work this afternoon I probably should have started studying, but instead I spent the entire evening gardening and it was wonderful, but I have a lot of work to do.  

On that note, I better get ready for bed so that I can wake up early tomorrow.



Challenge Yourself

  • Do what you must and do it with ALL your heart.
  • Learn a new language and/or expand on what you have learned so far.
  • Train a little harder.
  • Wake up a little earlier for an early start.

This is the final week of April.  Make it count!  Summer is on its way!

Love, Joy, and blessings Always,

Alana Xoxoxo


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