I'm starting this journey at a time in my life where I'm motivated to be better, do better, live better, eat better and love better. I'm focusing A Girl After Her Own Heart, on just that, helping myself to truly dive deep down and find, grow and prioritize doing things from the heart. I want to talk about making my heart healthier, in the most literal sense, as well as making my heart fuller and happier. I truly believe that as a mother, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a friend, a human, that I as I grow to become a better version of myself, that those around me will benefit as well. And that's really the ultimate goal. Helping those around me, by helping myself... something I have never been very good at (not the helping other's part.... the helping me part!).
You know those instructions on the plane where the flight attendant talks about there being a drop in cabin pressure, and those plastic mask things falling from some unknown compartment above you? Well in those instructions, they always say to secure your mask first, then secure the mask of those traveling with you that may need assistance. That's what I feel I'm doing in my life right now. A few months ago, I probably would have strapped the mask on the other person first, and lost consciousness in the process, with no one to help me. Now I'm strapping the mask on me, THEN helping them. God, that sounds so selfish, but I swear it's not intended that way. I can't help anyone else, if I don't take care of myself too... that's all I'm saying. If I'm an unconscious passenger, then I'm just laying there, not helping anyone. I gotta secure my mask first, so that I can secure everyone else's too.
I think that's where I'm going to end this for now, I was planning to go into back story about why I'm more motivated now than ever, or what has changed in my life, or just about my life. But I feel like that 'conversation' is better served for a little down the road. Every thing I'm doing in my life now is going to be with more purpose, more intention and more heart in mind.