Monday, November 22, 2010

It's About That Time

It's time to rebuilding. Renewal. Strength. Energy. It's time to stand up in the face of adverse times and say that "I am worth it!" It is time to let the sun set on this phase of my life and walk into the next chapter. I don't need to wait until January 1st. TRUE change happens now.

I know that it is difficult---trust me I know. Our lives are about so much more than the foods we eat or about the clothes we wear. My soul is being pulled in a direction that scares me sometimes, but I am finally learning to face fear (REAL FEAR) and just go for it. If I fall---I fall, but I will be damned--I'm gonna try.

I recieved the most wonderful email this morning. It was hidden in my box somehow and it just lit my heart up (you know who you are) and it reminded me of the interconnectedness of us all. How intertwined we are with others. It's a beautiful thing.

Speaking of connection...I know that I mentioned a while ago that I was studying for my Certified Personal Training cert. Well, I am and I take my exam at the end of January. Once completed...rather than start an on-line personal training site for pay, initally I will work with 2 women at a time and train them (by distance) for free. It's something that has been on my heart for soooooooooooo long. I know the despair that comes with being overweight and being "into" unhealthy foods and the hopelessness of not being able to control it. So, my gift back to the universe and the lovely loyal readers of my sporadic blog, will be to hold a Contest and to choose two women at a time (maybe 3) to participate. Thoughts? Am I crazy? Everyone keeps telling to make MONEY MONEY MONEY. And although, I am dead broke, I dont' want to charge for that service just yet....I truly don't.

Drumroll please........... I successfully completed my Master's Thesis and defended it at the prestigious Penn State University!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It took me 5 years and although I thought it would NEVER get done....here I stand ready to walk about the stage. I have never been more proud of myself.
 I am standing at the foot of my own sunrise. Are you ready to stand at the foot of yours?


7 comments:

Pinkie said...

Hi Jayna!
I just wanted to drop you a note and tell you that, even though we don't personally know each other, I am incredibly proud of you! I have been reading your blog for a while now, and I always look forward to your posts about you (and Kennedy too!!) You are an inspiration to me:) Keep it going mama! You are sizzling!!

phillygrl said...

Jayna, i've written you before from Philly-- of my journey(I am TRYING to continue on it) ...& I am inspired by your resiliency, especially where your daughter is concerned. PLEASE let us know about this contest tat I so NEED!!:-) Enjoy the holiday season!
Continued Success, KAREN

Black Girl Kitchen said...

You are soooo inspirational! I'm on a healthy eating journey myself. I'm going through your archive trying to learn healthy eating tips.
blackgirlkitchen@blogspot.com

jessica said...

Dear Jayna,
A huge congratulations on completing your Master's Thesis.
Follow your instinct, if you don't want to charge for your services just yet, don't. As you grow with your business people will recommend and you will succeed. When I was in massage therapy school, the last year was clinic. We practiced and were evaluated. Do you know, out of that is where my private business began. In clinic we did not receive money, it was open to the public for us students to practice on. A few clinic clients liked my work and when I graduated I had an automatic start up business, they came on board with me and paid me full price, recommended me to others and my business was a success.
All the best to you and good luck.
~Jessica

Gabriele Agustini said...

I LOVE!!! your blog!!
Just wanted to tell you that. :)

ChocolateOrchid said...

Congrats on completing your thesis!! And I wish you the best with your personal training certification and your personal journey.

Lina40 said...

omg - i am crying now because this is where I am, really a hop skip and jump from completing my masters thesis - it has taken me 5 yrs as well and I was feeling like a failure --at the tail end of having my advisor approve the final version before my committee.. I am trying to balance all of this, and feel like I have neglected myself in the pursuit of appeasing others... But just revisited raw after an awesome retreat and I feel so much more able to DO and SUCCEED. I am glad to have found your blog and have read this post. It gives me both faith and hope that dreams can be accomplished - no matter the timeline. God bless you and your little one! I know you will be a great trainer. I was a PT before grad school and I started just as you did pro-bono and got paid clients in a matter of months as the results from others spoke more than my own PR/marketing tactics. Your success has its own timing and you are already positioned to be a blessing. Don't be afraid to accept what you are indeed worthy and deserving of. You are even more valuable than whatever you decide to charge. Hugs, Lina

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