::Vulnerability::

Hey friends, it’s been a while since I gave you a post with substance. In full transparency, I didn’t know what to share. I’m going to get a little vulnerable with you all now.😳 

I have spent more days than I’d like to admit feeling frustrated with circumstances I have very little control over. I’ve hidden behind friends passing away, family drama, and stress surrounding my (almost) 19 year old chihuahua.

I have failed a lot this year; and, failure is difficult.

It’s even more difficult to share with others; because sharing (from an authentic place) requires vulnerability.

And, vulnerability can lead to judgment and shame.

As difficult as it is to be vulnerable and honest with others it’s even more difficult for me to look inward and realize my current circumstances are a direct result of my previous choices.

I am behind on my fitness goals because gyms were closed for so long (in California) is a lot easier to say than I fell behind on my fitness goals because I prioritized immediate gratification over my long term fitness.

I’m not where I want to be in my business because networking is different now is a lot easier to say than I’m not where I want to be in my business because I’ve been making excuses to stay home.

I haven’t published my recent research because my dog hasn’t been sleeping well is a lot easier to say than I haven’t published my recent research because I watched too much reality TV.

The bad news: I have failed to reach (a lot of) goals in 2021.

The good news: 2021 isn’t over yet.

If you have goals for the next 8 weeks, let’s link arms; I would love to cheer you on.

Moving forward, I promise to show up more (authentically and vulnerable) for myself, and each of you.

Thanks for reading, 💖J

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