Forgive me friends. It’s been a while since my last post! Time really does fly when you’re having fun though doesn’t it?! So what have I been doing? Well, in an (organic) nutshell, my hubby and I have been travelling around the country, visiting family and friends, moving house (into a bigger and better place woo!) and I’ve been settling into the student life. IT Project Manager by day, Health Science nerd by night. I have to say, that has been the most ‘fun’ part of this journey so far. It also meant that taking a step back from the blog was necessary for me during this adjustment phase. It’s also given me the space and time to think about where it is I’m going in life and I’ve finally let go of some inhibitions and given myself permission to tell the world (or whoever is reading this!) about my endeavours. That means, stopping all the worry about what other people think! It’s time to step out in faith and move forward on this health journey.
So, what’s the go? Basically, I’m pursuing something that has been burning within me for the last 3 years now. That is, a return to study. In the form of a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine). To me, this is big. To close fam and friends, it’s an obvious choice. So a quick thank you to those who encouraged me to take the next step. Although it makes me wonder what took me so long to do it! It’s no secret I have been passionate about holistic health since my own bout of health related issues a few years ago. But isn’t it funny how we humans tend to tell ourselves stories about why we do things? What we like or dislike? Or worse, why we shouldn’t do things? For me, it was a case of analysis paralysis. I was so fearful of stepping into a new realm and doing something different (i.e. part time uni while working full time). That this keen interest in health might just be a “phase”. I kept telling myself things like “I can’t study and work full time”. “What if it doesn’t work out?”. “It’s a lot of money”. “It’s too hard”. “It’s been ages since I was at Uni”. “I can’t afford it if I want to have a family”…Stories and more stories!
Lately though, I have been an entrepreneurial junkie, reading the all inspiring tales of Lisa Messenger, and the success of her amazing magazine The Collective, Brian Houston’s God given success at building the Hillsong church, Marie Forleo’s amazing business and life lessons and of course stories of health gurus like Deliciously Ella, or fellow Aussie gal, Lola Berry. We are in an age where people are chasing their dreams and putting in the hard yards to make them come true. The most important step, taking that leap of faith and BELIEVING in yourself. Now, I’m not here to profess some grand plan to start a business, or a drastic move into a new career. No. To some degree I am still playing it safe. And really, studying part time is not really THAT big of a deal…But the lesson for me was to stop worrying so much about what other people think/say/do and get on with running my own race. Stop questioning and start doing. Take risks. Do what you love and do it well. Stick to it and who knows where it will lead. Stay focused on your own path. Don’t be reckless, but don’t hold back. Do you get me?
What’s holding YOU back?