Yesterday I blogged about my gratitude to my 2012 journey and how much I grew and changed in one incredible year. Today I woke up filled with even more gratitude for the greatest tool that assisted me in make my project me journey a living, conscious journey ... my blog.
I started the journey of project me in 2004, when my family home burned down and my business was in it. I was a whopping 124kg then, smoking, hating the spa I owned because I knew it wasn't part of my purpose and I didn't have much of a relationship with anyone in my family. For the next few years, until 2010, I did my best to live consciously and remind myself that I was my own project and everything I put my mind and heart to, I could achieve.
In those 6 years, I started Lifeology with Greggie, lost about 20kg, quit smoking and had much healthier relationships with my family. However, my project me journey was far from over and if anything, I finally realised that you never stop being your own project once you figure out how powerful it is to live with courage, consciousness and a sense of humour.
When I started blogging on the 1st of January 2010, it was supposed to be only for one year. I did it as a combination of a marketing tool to sell what we teach as Lifeology and because of my then newly discovered passion for writing. Little did I know that the journey of blogging would become the most healing, challenging and powerful gift I could ever give myself.
Last year my life changed and at about 800 posts I realised I couldn't commit to blogging daily anymore. It was a good decision but it was also a bit of a cop out for avoiding blogging about the true strain I was under in my relationship. Again, just by watching the flow of my blog posts after the last few weeks, I realise the teacher that my blog has become to me and how my writing style and energy has so much to shine a light on for me.
Three years ... wow, I'm a glimmer of the woman I used to be 3 years ago and I'm bursting with pride at every post, every page view and every person who has been touched by my story.
There is another very special thank and that goes to you, my readers, who have been more supportive than you will ever know. It's not an easy ride telling a personal story of the goings on of everyday life and there are countless days when I could rather hide away than tell the world what is truly happening in my life. My three years have been filled with much?disillusionment, heartache, many fears and days of hopelessness, but because of your desire to hear my story, I have never felt too ashamed to not share the truth of what's going on ... eventually.
Project me blossomed into sharing stories of others who are living their purpose and I'm proud of 'your project me story' interviews what I've shared on my blog. I'm also so honoured to have blogged about incredible events & products that I have been welcomed to experience because of the believe others have in my blog and in me.
But this is just the tip of the iceberg. 3 is still so young and I still have so much that I want to achieve in my life. Project Me is far from a story with an ending anytime soon and today I plan to buy a cake, blow out 3 candles and wish my blog a very happy birthday with many more years to come ... then I'll eat a slice for you and be so damn grateful!!
PS ... happy new year and may 2013 be filled with each day lived with courage, consciousness and a sense of humour. Remember that your purpose is more important than your goal and that each day you are your greatest teacher and most important project.
All my love and gratitude ...