Starting to Fly

Driving home the other night I was listening to podcasts as usual. I decided to go out of order and listened to one that just spoke to me for some reason.

I love The Life Coach School Podcast. Brooke Castillo is flipping brilliant. Her latest episode was named Butterflies Walking. If you want to give it a listen, click the link.

She was talking about how she saw a butterfly walking instead of flying. She discussed how awkward it moved trying to walk instead of flying. She compared the walking butterfly to her students and clients. About how they have shed their cocoon and have changed into butterflies but are afraid to fly. They keep walking instead of taking that next scary step and taking the leap to learn to fly.

I had the chills while listening to her describe this metaphor. Since I started and succeeded my weight loss journey, I have felt that I have morphed from that caterpillar into a butterfly. I have changed the old me into this new version but have not completed the transformation as of yet. I’ve been scared to try out my wings and learn to fly.

I’ve been reading lots of books and trying out new podcasts. I want to keep learning and improve my life and mindset now that I improved my body. I found some online courses and programs that intrigue me but they aren’t aligned with my current financial situation. After listening to this podcast I decided to keep looking.

I wanted to find a course about positive psychology. I have a minor in psychology from way back. I had not heard of this newer branch and it definitely seemed right up my alley. The other day I found a course that I can audit for a nominal fee and receive a certificate of completion.

I was super excited and jumped at the chance. Felt like everything was presenting itself, leading me to this course. It’s an 8 week course and I’m signing up late so I have 6 weeks to complete it and receive my verification certificate. This puts me behind, but I’m rising to the challenge and prioritizing my day to day activities.

So going forward I will posting blogs about once a week. I’m nervous since I haven’t taken a college course in over 10 years. But I’m more stoked because the course is exactly what I was searching for.

Ok kids, until next time, I hope you have a freaking amazing day.

Published by Andrea

I’m the go to friend and family member if you need something done. But I don’t give myself the same commitment. I say no more! This is the end of my life long yo-yo dieting. No more quitting projects halfway through. No more giving up on myself. Period!

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