Being open to new experiences

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Being open to new experiences

 

I remember when I use to live my life in fear. I was afraid of change, so much so, I stayed in a horrendous situation for years because I was too afraid of the unknown.

 

What I’ve come to learn is that change is good, it takes you out of your comfort zone and shakes you up. It keeps you on your toes and makes you feel alive.

 

There are so many things I’ve done in the last 4 years that I would have told you, you were crazy if you thought I would do them years before.

 

Starting by leaving my marriage, to doing a marathon and then a triathlon, especially because of the fact I hated running and I suck at swimming.

I never thought I would get a tattoo for that matter or be so active in a church, ha, that is a funny one even to me!

 

I was afraid to speak in front of people, deathly afraid but I’ve learned to overcome it so that I might give my message to others.

 

I use to be shy, okay you can stop laughing now…Yes, me with the big mouth.

Really I was, especially in large groups and yet I’ve overcome that fear as well.

 

Last night I was picked to do a focus group on the Democratic debates. There was 28 of us and many, many behind the scenes people who were there to  film it live for Fox news.

 

Now if you would have told me years ago I’d be doing this I would have run crying but here I was stepping out of my box yet again, doing something I was terrified of.

 

And guess what? I did it I talked to a room full of strangers, on live TV and I didn’t die…I actually said my opinion and sounded intelligible, imagine that?

 

I actually had a good time…who would have thought? Definitely not me three years ago.

 

I am always telling you that you can do it, how do I know this? Because if I can, you can. I am you and you are me. We are human and we’re scared sometimes, we don’t think we can do it, we don’t like change, we are afraid of the unknown.

But I’m here to tell you it’s not so bad… you just have to be open to new experiences.

 

So today my friends, throw your fear away, step out in the unknown, try new experiences and new things. Stretch yourself beyond your limits, beyond what you thought was possible. It is only then that you will see your true strength, what you are truly made of and what you’ve been missing all along.

 

“Be the change you want to see”

 

” And just when the caterpillar thought his life was over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

 

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I choose…

Tuesday Treadmill Treats

 

I choose…

 

I am human, I fall apart, I cry, I get depressed, I feel hopeless, I ask why?

 

But I don’t chose to stay in that state. Yes, there are times when it gets hard, when you think the world is coming against you, that you have no friends, that no one could possibly know what you are going through….

But each and every day I wake up and I get to choose.

 

I choose to give thanks to God for waking me up, I choose to be grateful for what I have and not focus on what I don’t, I chose not to dwell on all that is falling apart in my life but see what is good instead…see it is a daily choice.

 

I choose every day not to fall into the hole of drugs and alcohol again. I choose not to intentionally hurt anyone, I choose to try to be a better person, to be a blessing to others.

 

I choose to be transparent, I choose to live my life without lies, without skeletons in my closet.

I chose to put my whole life out there to show others that it’s okay to fail, to fall on your face, to keep going in spite of the pain.

 

I chose not to be petty, even when others are being petty to you. I chose to show love even when non is shown to me.

I chose to forgive even though my heart may be breaking, even when they shown no remorse because I need to keep growing and I know I cannot grow with hatred in my heart.

 

There are some hard choices in life, there are some you rather not make, but you must, because this is your life, you get to chose how to live it.

 

You can either live it big or go home… you can either hate or love…you can either forgive or be bitter…you can either sit around and cry poor me or you can say I am a surviver, the choice is yours.

 

So today my friends, I am here telling you in spite of all the pain, of all the lies and deceit, in spite of losing friends and hard times, in spite of life knocking me down yet again, I am choosing to get back up, to say.. is that all you got? Bring it on!

To continue to do my best and keep going, to pray and praise through the storm because I get to chose…and so do you…choose wisely…remember we olny have one life to live…

 

“Be the change you want to see”

 

” And just when the caterpillar thought his life was over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

 

***Now available***

My new book The blessing in Disguise

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Www.treadmilltreats.com

 

And on Amazon.com

 

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