And so it begins…
As I sit here and type, from my desk, in my (HOME!!) office for the first time to tell the world of my next chapter, I begin this process nearly frozen. I mean hands hovering the keyboard and wouldn’t type to save my life, frozen. How can it be? I’m finally here after what feels like a lifetime of preparation for this moment and I can barely type. Could it be writer’s block before I have even begun? How embarrassing would that be? No, certainly can’t be that. Let me look a bit deeper (I’ve gotten good at this over the years :))…hmm, certainly not writer’s block. Not that at all. You see, I have been wanting to talk “out loud” (meaning outside the deep, cavernous cruxes of my sweet, little brain) forEVER. So I have PLENTY to say – more than any one ear will want to hear or read in a day, so I’ll spare ALL the stories at once, but that is just it! Where does one start the journey of outwardly sharing when there is so much in this world to share! Whew. Deep breath, Becky. You have forEVER now to write! My fellow humans..you have no idea how EXCITING this is to me!!! That’s better – hands are typing freely now. Sometimes we simply need a good ‘ol sesh of self talk to get back in the groove.
So, now that you’re here (thank you for being here!) and I’m here, what the heck am I doing here anyway, you may be asking? Well, that is also a long, probably arduous story that I will allow to slowly reveal itself through the pores of life – but the short story is simple. I chose life. My life. A healthy life. A GOOD life (yes, you’ll be hearing a lot of that, sorry, not sorry!). Meaning I have made some non-traditional choices in life to stay true to me. One of those non-traditional decisions most recently included leaving a successful career in the tech world that included a solid 6-figure salary, full (amazing) benefits and (pretty damn good) stock. I did this to go all in on what I believe in. Sound a little cuckoo? Yeah, I feel you. You’re not the first to challenge me on this decision. Bye-bye security and hello private-pay insurance, no guaranteed paycheck and that occasional lux handbag splurge. It’s all on you now, babe.
Shake off the fear – there’s no room for that now. Ironically, the fear is small. You see, once you really know what it is you are deeply passionate about, there is a sense of ease, calm and confidence that comes along with it. Now don’t get me wrong – I’m ready to hustle and to work most likely harder than I ever have, but I honestly can’t wait. The hard work does not drive any of my fear. Why? Well, the passion of course. When you are devoted to something in a way that trumps all else, fear has no way of creeping in. What is it that I am deeply passionate about? Oh boy. Get ready – I only know how to go BIG. Here goes. People. Our planet. Animals. Well-being. Kindness. Love. Generosity. Humanity. Authenticity. You’re thinking, good grief, Becky why don’t you just go join the PeaceCorps – that’s a lot of stuff for one human to care about on their own. I know, I know. But I do and I’m ok with going big and wide and caring A LOT about A LOT of things. While I set monstrous goals for myself, I truly only care about one thing. Making a positive difference in people’s lives and leaving this planet in better condition than I found it.
So this is what I intend to do. Use my skills, life experience and passion to empower individuals to live their best, most audacious, extraordinary lives to the absolute fullest and I CANNOT WAIT, my fellow humans! I would be beyond grateful if I inspire and make a difference for even one human in their life story, however I aspire to do so much more than that and along this journey I hope to take you with me and give you hope, inspiration, most definitely laughter and so. much. love.
One promise I make now and will continue to validate is that I will show you “real”. Here’s what I mean by “real”. Sure there’ll be some pretty pictures on my feed from time to time and great inspirational quotes and positive vibes, but I will be sure that is balanced with my authentic life and feelings. Not a sugar-coated, perfectly edited, filtered and Pinterest-ready life and will always share the good and the not so good – and how I navigate the challenging days and events of life. Lord knows life online can be a facade that leads to a lot of negative self-talk and unhealthy comparison. You can count on my honesty and authenticity 1,000%!
So, I did it! Blog post numero uno cooked and ready. I think I’m going to like this flip side of life. Have I mentioned how INCREDIBLY excited I am? SO MUCH TO COME! Like what you say? Well, it’s still “day one” (that’s for my Amazonian friends) here at BWTGL, but I plan to start with some insightful and fun blog posts (Wednesdays and Sundays), real-life and real-time tips and tricks that keep me healthy and sane (check out IG/FB for these!), local and virtual one-day classes on trending health and lifestyle topics, short e-books, fun giveaways, 1:1 coaching opportunities and a lot of other great things in the hopper once I’m in the groove. So definitely stay tuned in and don’t forget to follow @beckywiththegoodlife on IG/FB. Also, more information always on the website: www.beckywiththegoodlife.com. Sign up for the BWTGL newsletter and see what’s new and “good” in my world over here!
I leave, as I often will, with a quote from one of my all-time most treasured teachers in life:
“The source of love is deep in us and we can help others realize a lot of happiness. One word, one action, one thought can reduce another person’s suffering and bring that person joy.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
Love ALWAYS wins.
Becky…with the good life